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Who we are:
The Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) is an AAVLD accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratory located in Ithaca, NY within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. We are committed to improving the health of all animals and the work we perform helps protect and improve public health, promote environmental stewardship, and foster economic growth.
What we do:
As one of the most comprehensive veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the country, we receive over 200,000 submissions and process more than 500,000 specimens annually, using both state of the art technology and methodologies that are more traditional, across twelve disciplines.
What you will be doing:
As a member of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center, you will work collaboratively across the organization in support of the mission while adhering to the AHDC Quality assurance system.
Your home base will be within the section of Endocrinology, where you will work as a diagnostic technician performing a broad range of endocrine tests using primarily immunoassay technologies, including radioimmunoassay (RIA), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (EIA), and chemiluminescent immunoassay (CIA).
You will mainly perform routine clinical testing assays, while closely following established standard operating procedures.
As a member of the Endocrinology team, you will proactively keep the learning going, and help promote a positive working environment!
What are the qualifications?
We are looking for a candidate with at least an associate's degree in biological sciences and more than one year of experience working in a laboratory that enjoys working in a laboratory environment performing detail oriented, routine testing with precision, accuracy and efficiency.
Basic computer skills are necessary, as you will be using various software programs to perform the job!
It would be great if you have experience working within an established quality system, however we are willing to train if you are willing to learn.
Similar to the field of human medicine, you will have access to confidential client information and must have the utmost discretion.
Working in the diagnostic laboratory is very rewarding, especially for those who thrive in a high throughput, detail oriented environment, enjoy learning new skills and trouble-shooting problems, are efficient and organized, work well under pressure in a team based environment, and find fulfillment in task completion.
This is not a physically demanding job, but it does require extensive pipetting and sitting for extended periods at lab benches. We understand the importance of ergonomics and do our very best to reduce the potential for injury.
The job involves the use of both hazardous chemicals and biological specimens of unknown clinical history. Risk is minimized by adherence to all college and unit safety protocols.
We do require all employees receive a vaccination for rabies after they begin, which is paid for by the organization.
This is a full-time position and the hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. You may be required to work outside of the normal business hours, including occasional holidays, evenings, and weekends depending on the needs of the organization.
This position is being posted as a three-year term position; however, reappointment is likely and will be based on both funding and performance.
What is in it for you:
Cornell University is a wonderful place to work! We provide great benefits, including educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with many local and national companies, health care plans, enrollment in New York State Employee's Retirement System (NYSERS), and very generous vacation, and health and personal leave accruals. Learn more about the amazing benefits by clicking here!
Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with additional benefits, including access to onsite massages and exercise classes, an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment, and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.
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***Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.***
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