Job: Microbiologist II/Virologist

Title Microbiologist II/Virologist
Agency, Location Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Categories Permanent
Job # 13739
Salary $21.43 – $32.21 Hourly

The UDWR Fisheries Experiment Station (FES) is seeking a Microbiologist/Virologist to perform laboratory work and assist with annual fish health inspections and laboratory analysis for State hatcheries and managed waters.

Principal duties

  • Planning, scheduling and performing fish health inspections 
  • Perform animal dissection (necropsies) and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis 
  • Collect tissues and transport biological samples for processing  
  • Analyze and identify fish pathogens 
  • Maintain quality control and report laboratory findings
  • Maintain and develop SOP’s

BS degree or higher in Fisheries & Wildlife, Biology and/or Microbiology 

  • Fish anatomy and necropsy procedures 
  • Cell maintenance procedures, aseptic technique, cell culture methods and pathogen ID
  • Qiagen extraction methods, nucleic acid enumeration, PCR, qPCR methods and troubleshooting
  • Parasitology, DFAT analysis, API methods, reagent and media preparation, antibiotic sensitivity   testing, head defleshing, PTD

CLOSING DATE:  1/26/20


Applications may be filed online