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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 Clinical Pathology Section of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center provides timely, comprehensive, and accurate laboratory testing of animal specimens in the areas of hematology, diagnostic cytology, clinical chemistry and immunology, and urinalysis.
Perform routine and non-routine clinical pathologic testing on non-human, animal specimens in most sections of the laboratory as a diagnostic service for veterinarians and to support research in academia and the life sciences industry.
Demonstrate proficiency with most of the equipment and in most areas of the laboratory, including the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) system (proficiency being defined as being completely familiar with procedures in these areas of the laboratory, able to work independently with minimal supervision, able to troubleshoot equipment and provide high quality results with quick turnaround, including result entry).
Perform all necessary quality controls and contact equipment suppliers for technical assistance.
Support the Clinical Pathologists on research projects, either by performing testing or coordinating testing, inputting or analyzing data.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate demonstrates good judgment, has a positive attitude, is an excellent team player, works well with all shareholders (students, other technical staff, residents, clinical pathologists, clients) in a good natured and cooperative manner (including helping out others in all areas of the laboratory) and will create and contribute to a positive working environment.
Employees of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center must adhere to the AHDC 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 prior to or immediately after hire, which will be paid for by the department.
Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including occasional holidays, evenings, and weekends.
The hours for this position 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and are subject to change depending upon business needs.
This is a two year term position; reappointment will be contingent upon funding and performance.
Position responsibilities and pay band will be mapped to selected candidate's qualifications. Medical Lab Technicians and Medical Technologists are all encouraged to apply.
Associate's degree in a science discipline or other formal training program of two years or equivalent.
One to two years of clinical laboratory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion.
Strong attention to detail.
Works well both individually and within a team environment.
Ability to push, pull, lift, or carry up to 20 pounds.
Associate's degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology or Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology.
Working knowledge of disease mechanisms and diseases related to clinical pathologic testing of animals.
ASCP (MT) certification desired.
Laboratory quality assurance and animal health diagnostic experience a plus.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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