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Laboratory Assistant - Temporary at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc in Greensboro, North Carolina

Posted in Other 29 days ago.

Type: Part Time

Job Description:

In support of the American Veterinary Medical Association's statement that veterinary practices are essential businesses that should remain open during the COVID-19 crisis, our laboratory and support teams continue to operate to provide the critical tests and products veterinarians need to diagnose and treat sick animals. We are continuing to hire specific roles like this to help meet our customer needs.

As a Temporary Laboratory Assistant at IDEXX, you will be a key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will assist with laboratory testing that helps veterinarians diagnose and treat pets across the United States. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork and quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth.

What can you expect?
Our lab processes thousands of veterinary samples a night, which we receive from veterinary clinics across the US. What type of samples? Glad you asked! We receive blood, urine, and fecal samples; we accession them into our computer system, and then we run diagnostic tests on those samples. The results are then shared back to the Veterinarian, and they can then formulate a treatment plan if the animal is sick. You would be a crucial part of the process of helping to keep pets happy and healthy - how great is that?

The positions we are looking to fill are in 2 areas of our very busy Greensboro, NC lab: Sample Management and Parasitology. All of the positions we are looking to fill are on our overnight shift.

In the Sample Management Department, you'll be part of the team that receives the samples that come to the lab - unbagging, unboxing, sorting, bar-coding, and delivering samples to other departments w/in the lab. Successful candidates in this role like a fast pace, can follow SOPs, have great energy to power through the night, and reliably want to work overnights. You'll be working as part of a team that looks to collectively get all of that night's samples processed and moved on to other areas by our morning TAT (turn-around time).

In the Parasitology Department, to be clear, you'll be working specifically with the fecal samples we receive. In this role, you'll be assisting with the process of preparing the samples and getting them ready to go under the microscope for analysis. You might be picking up the samples from Sample Management, racking up samples, adding liquid chemicals, restocking, or moving those samples along in the process. Successful candidates in this role are happy with repetitive work processes, are able to follow SOP's, are excited about a job that is fast-paced, science-based and always busy, working towards TAT each morning. You are someone who can commit to a full-time, overnight position.

These anticipate that these positions will be 30+ hours/week on our overnight shift, and that we will need the help through the summer of 2020.


You must be reliable attendance is an essential function of the position
You must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, standard operating procedures (SOPs), material safety data sheets (MSDSs), operating and maintenance instructions, government rules and technical procedures
You must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task
You must have strong initiative and follow through
You must have outstanding attention to detail
You must have the ability to work independently and as a team contributor
You must demonstrate a high level of customer service

You must be able to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
You must be able to use your hands, fingers and arms to handle objects, tools and controls.
You may occasionally be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
You must be able to occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust and focus.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Please apply today!

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