Utah State University

Veterinary Medicine Lab Assistant

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/6/2022 6:56 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
30 hours per week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Veterinary Medicine Lab Assistant (Lab Technician II) is for instructional laboratory support for lab classes in the School of Veterinary Medicine (non-research).


The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is seeking an out-going, service oriented, self-motivated individual ready to be a part of a great team. This person will provide support to the SVM Sr. Programs Coordinator, students in the SVM program, as well as faculty and staff. They will help with specific SVM classes and labs as well as assist the SVM Willed Body Program. The start date for this three-quarter time, benefited position is planned to be August 1, 2022.


Support specific SVM classes and labs.

  • Set up and clean up after classes and labs.
  • Maintain course equipment.
  • Maintains supply inventory.
  • Provide support to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Perform office duties, including rooms reservations, order supplies, create documents and handouts, operate printers/copiers.
  • Clean and maintain the classrooms and labs.
  • Make various models.
  • Transport equipment and class supplies between main campus and the Matthew Hillard ATRC.

Aid and support the SVM Willed Body Donation Program.

  • Contact local clinics and shelters.
  • Retrieve feline and canine willed bodies from clinics and shelters.
  • Clean and maintain storage freezers.
  • Maintain willed body logbook and paperwork.
  • Transport willed bodies between USU main campus and the Matthew Hillard ATRC.
  • Create donation thank you letters.

Provide support to the SVM Office of Student Services (OSS) as needed.

  • Help and support with the monthly events such as the Lunch and Learn series for the SVM students.
  • Support wellness-centered activities through the Director of Wellness.
  • Help and support larger yearly events such as Orientation and Aggie Wellness Experience (A.W.E.); the Reindeer Express; and Second Year Sendoff.

Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience; or an associate degree/vocational training; or an equivalent combination of education plus experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Valid driver’s license is required to perform essential job functions, will need to operate a USU vehicle.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (Occasional early mornings/late nights and weekends).
  • Ability to follow routine verbal or written instructions.
  • Ability to work with/transport cadaver animals.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to maintain quality and safety standards.
  • Organizational skills and time management skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact Information for Three Professional References
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The School of Veterinary Medicine is a part of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The School is on track to become a four-year program in the future. It is an exciting time for the program, and an opportunity to join a great team!

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*Updated 08/2022


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