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Virus Isolation Technician

Insight Recruitment Omaha, NE

Job Description

Calling all Biology/Animal Science majors!  We are a growing Animal Health Care company that specializes in the development and manufacture of vaccines for herd animals.  We have an immediate position available for a creative and hard-working Laboratory Technician who has experience with cell culture, virus production, isolation and characterization.  The successful candidate will have academic experience in these areas and will also have a working knowledge of relevant assays, including but not limited to, virus titration, ELISA, SDS PAGE and Western blotting.  We offer $50 - $60k, opportunities for growth + full benefits.

In this newly created position, you will work closely with the team to utilize your academic or industry knowledge to support activities and also to learn and grow as an individual.  We have a very casual and family oriented environment with plenty of career advancement opportunities!


  • Maintain mammalian cell culture for vaccine production
  • Prepare and maintain reagents used in cell culture and testing
  • Isolate virus from field samples
  • Propagate virus and test for identity, purity and potency
  • Generate and document data using established assays, including but not limited to: virus titration, PCR, SDS PAGE, western blotting and ELISA
  • Assist in the development of new assays related to vaccine production
  • Propose and develop experiments to answer relevant research questions


Basic Requirements: (flexibility with some of these)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science, Molecular Biology, Animal Science or related science field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Animal Health research working directly in vaccine development, testing, or clinical studies
  • General understanding of vaccine development and testing processes
  • Strong reasoning and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to write research reports

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with veterinary vaccine development
  • Familiarity with USDA regulations
  • Experience with field studies



Job Details

Date Posted January 15, 2019
Date Closes February 14, 2019
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $24.00 - $29.00, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 19-1022.00 Microbiologists
Zipcode 68105
Name Shawn Mischnick
City, State and Zip Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone 402-730-2645

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Medical

This job requires the following skills

  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Strong Work Ethic
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Medical