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The South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy is seeking a full-time, 12-month Laboratory Support Specialist. This individual will be responsible for the coordination and preparation of the Medical Laboratory Science program teaching laboratories and support other laboratory services for the College of Pharmacy.



Responsibilities include the coordination of laboratory services such as supply management, maintenance, reagent preparation, and laboratory supervision (under the direction of a faculty member), as well as biohazard disposal and laboratory information system programming and set-up.



  • Associate’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology completed by beginning date of employment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Biology/Microbiology, or related field completed by beginning date of employment.
  • Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills.



  • Certification as an MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP).
  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical laboratory work experience or teaching/laboratory preparation in a related discipline.



Commensurate with qualifications.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 16, 2016.



SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or if you require assistance with the electronic application process.


SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.


Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.


For questions on the position, contact Dr. Pat Tille at (605) 688-6016 or via email at


South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

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