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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 Diagnostic Technician III in the Bacteriology Laboratory will participate on a rotational basis to process incoming specimens as requested by clinicians, or as indicated by case histories, and will perform microbiologic and serological testing to aid in diagnoses. The Technician will evaluate cultures for the presence of Campylobacter, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, as well as serologic testing to rule out Brucella, Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and fungal agents. The technician will additionally utilize automated systems for organism identification and susceptibility testing. As needed, the Technician will support Technologists to efficiently complete work assignments, and will assist with additional laboratory tasks related to improvements in efficiency, future development or collaborations within the Cornell community as well as with external organizations.
This Technician will be thorough and pay close attention to detail, have excellent organizational skills, will be a good problem solver, be highly adaptable, will work with all shareholders (other technical staff, management, other units, clients) in a good natured and cooperative manner and will contribute to a positive work environment within the Bacteriology unit. Working effectively with changing priorities is essential, as well as excellent client communication skills. The Technician will be expected to meet all of Cornell University's Skills for Success.
The Technician will be required to routinely utilize all AHDC computer systems, including but not limited to SharePoint, VetView, Microsoft Word, Excel and Kronos.
As with all AHDC employees, the Technician will be expected to adhere to the Quality Assurance system, all Standard Operating Procedures and established policies. Active participation in external and internal proficiency testing and quality control activities will be required.
Participation in Saturday and holiday rotations is required beyond the standard 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday work week. Employees of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center are required to receive rabies and hepatitis vaccinations.
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- Associate's degree in Biological Sciences or other relevant degree with at least one year of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with basic laboratory techniques (understanding the principals of sterile technique).
- Must be a good communicator and contribute to both a positive team environment and optimal client service.
- Must have a strong attention to detail, good organizational and problem solving skills, and be capable of adapting easily to changing priorities.
- Experience following standard operating procedures.
- Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Must be able to sit for extended periods of time at microscopes, biological safety cabinets and laboratory benches.
- Must be able pipet for extended periods of time.
- See Cornell University Skills for Success for additional expectations.
- Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology and experience with diagnostic testing is preferred.
- Knowledge of Veterinary Microbiology or experience with bacterial culture techniques is preferred.
- Experience with Kronos, Sharepoint, and Vetview.
- Experience with Quality Control procedures.
Visa sponsorship is not offered for this position
University Job Title:Medical Technologist Asst
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Toral Patel
Number of Openings:0
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