Employment Opportunities

Current Postings

Expand all

Open job positions at the VDL

The VDL is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Health Care Professional 1 (Laboratory for Udder Health - temporary, 6 months): Job ID# 359521
Process orders for our media sales area. Read and respond to emails and listen and respond to voicemail messages. Create packing lists, pull stock, package and ship via shipping management software. Track packages and respond to questions from customers.  Perform daily quality assurance procedures. Tracking temperatures of equipment, recording lot numbers, completing forms for record keeping.  Perform general laboratory maintenance tasks including but not limited to inventory, stocking supplies, and general laboratory cleaning.  Recognize and correct errors; recognize unusual results and take appropriate action.  Assist with writing and revising Standard Operating Procedures. Apply now.

Health Care Professional 1 (Laboratory for Udder Health): Job ID# 359488
Culture raw milk and environmental samples from dairy farms for the presence of bacteria. Identify bacteria using MALDI ToF Biotyper. Perform quality control procedures to ensure testing accuracy. Operate and maintain laboratory equipment including incubators, autoclaves, pipettes, and balances. Adhere to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. Perform general laboratory maintenance tasks including but not limited to inventory, stocking supplies, disposal of biohazardous waste, and general laboratory cleaning. Apply now.

Health Care Professional 1 (Lab Receiving): Job ID# 360080
Receives and independently evaluates all sample submissions that come into the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (VDL) to interpret and assign an inclusive list of diagnostic tests and procedures to be performed on the samples. Based on these interpretations, the incumbent will coordinate an appropriate course of sample distribution to the appropriate labs within the VDL to meet the list of testing requirements, as established by this position. This position will also be helping work at the front desk to receive
specimens for diagnostics testing which includes working with mourning clients. Apply now.

Poultry Diagnostician: Job ID# 358464
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a Poultry Diagnostician. This position will be an annually renewable faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The final rank and terms of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate consistent with Collegiate and University policies. Apply now.

Anatomic Pathology Resident: Job ID# 356439
The College of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications for our 3-year training position in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology.  The residency training program is designed to provide broad exposure to basic and applied aspects of veterinary pathology and to prepare the trainee for a career in veterinary pathology. Residents successfully completing the program are qualified to take the ACVP Board examination. Pathology residents develop skills in gross pathology and histopathology by participating in a busy diagnostic laboratory service. These basic pathology skills are supplemented by training in clinical and comparative pathology.  Residents also participate in pathology teaching for the veterinary student pathology laboratories and instruct senior veterinary students on necropsy rotations. Residents are expected to actively participate in weekly seminars in gross, microscopic and clinical pathology and other specialty pathology rounds. A diverse faculty, including fifteen pathologists who are ACVP certified in anatomic or clinical pathology and six production animal diagnosticians support this program. The caseload includes a wide variety of domestic, wild and exotic animals, birds, and laboratory rodents submitted to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Masonic Cancer Center Comparative Pathology Shared Resource. After completion of the residency program, qualified individuals may pursue focused research training leading to the PhD degree through the institution’s NIH-funded T32 post-doctoral training program in Comparative Medicine and Pathology. Apply now.