Cornell University, located at the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy.
The mission of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) is to improve the health of food and fiber producing animals, companion animals, sport and recreational animals, exotic animals, and wildlife. These activities protect and improve public health, promote environmental stewardship, and foster economic growth.
The Bacteriology laboratory provides high quality, detailed, and complete diagnostic testing services to veterinary clients and agricultural producers, in addition to contributing to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. In partnership with Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS), the Bacteriology laboratory assists to serve the dairy industry of New York State by providing diagnostic testing to promote herd health and the production of high-quality milk.
What you will do:
Bacteriology is seeking someone who is highly self-motivated, reliable and collaborative to join their team. This individual thrives in a high throughput, outcome driven environment with clear deadlines and enjoys working on routine and detailed tasks. They have a positive attitude and are extremely flexible in dealing with unpredictable workloads and schedules. They are an effective communicator with exemplary time management skills, and work well under pressure in a team-based environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Evaluate client requests and assign testing to sample submissions; utilize laboratory information management system (LIMS)to create unique accessions
Prepare specimens for diagnostic testing, to include subsampling and inoculation of selective and nonselective medias
Perform low to moderately complex clinical microbiology testing on a rotational basis
Monitor equipment, reagent and test performance
Ensure sample and reagent integrity through appropriate handling and storage
Operate lab equipment, instrumentation and computer systems with proficiency
Work collaboratively to meet internal and external client needs
Support training efforts as requested
Practice good sterile lab techniques and follow all established safety guidelines
Assist with inventory management; receive, store and monitor supply stocks
Assist with trouble shooting of equipment and testing issues
Assist in the review and revision of quality documents outlining lab procedures
Prepare reagents and medias as needed
Assist with troubleshooting of issues and nonconformities as they arise
Perform other duties as requested
What are the qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a science related field and up to two years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination.
Client service experience
Basic computer skills (ie: Microsoft Office Suite)
Data entry and review experience
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with an affinity for forming strong, collaborative working relationships
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Good self-management practices to successfully handle competing priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to maintain a positive attitude, while promoting a good working environment for all
Skilled in client service
Strong attention to detail, accuracy and record keeping
Must be able to pipet and sit for extended periods of time at microscopes, biological safety cabinets, and laboratory benches
Ability to push, pull, lift or carry up to 20 pounds
Experience working in a diagnostic lab setting (veterinary and/or human diagnostic testing)
Familiarity with veterinary medicine or animal agricultural production
Experience working with Quality Assurance systems
Familiar with laboratory equipment
Familiarity with biosafety level requirements
Employees of the AHDC must adhere to the Quality Assurance system, confidentiality statement, standard operating procedures, and organizational policies.
Employees are expected to meet all of the Cornell University Staff Skills for Success, which are essential for individual and organizational success.
Employees working in the lab must receive the pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis vaccination series immediately after hire, which will be paid for by the department.
This position is 39 hours per week and employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, with coverage expected on a rotational basis for early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends. This is a two-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on performance, and funding.
We currently have one opening, looking for either a Medical Technologist or Medical Technologist Assistant. The level will be determined by candidate qualifications.
** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
What is in it for you?
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health and personal leave; 12 holidays (including end of year winter break) and superior retirement options. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, follow the link: https://hr.cornell.edu/
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