Scientific Assistant - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position serves as a professional for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region Olympia Fish Health Center to protect fish health on federal and partner fish hatcheries: prevents disease outbreaks by working through hatchery staff to improve husbandry methods and biosecurity; assists USFWS in conducting fish health inspections required by USFWS policy, state laws, co-manager agreements, and other regional policies.

Primary duties include the oversight, collection, and submission of tissue samples for health testing, and coordinating diagnostic cases between federal hatcheries and the Olympia Fish Health Center. While at the WADDL, primary duties will include the validation of new aquatic diagnostic assays and submitting research for peer-reviewed publication.

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

D.V.M. and/or microbiological / biological sciences.

Certification as Fish Health Inspector, American Fisheries Society.

Monthly Salary


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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