As aGeneralist Medical Laboratory Technicianat IDEXX, you will be a key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will perform molecular laboratory testing that helps serve professionals in the biomedical and life science fields across the globe. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork and quality and offers opportunities for personal growth. This is a full-time role with competitive benefits.
IDEXX BioAnalytics' scientific expertise takes a novel approach to the discovery of new diagnostic tests, supplementing a robust portfolio of products and services. We partner with Pharma, BioTech, and Academia (the scientific community) to improve animal and human health.
In this Role:
You will be using automated analyzers, microscopes and other laboratory diagnostic tools to perform analyses and tests that diagnose animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment.
You will be performing diagnostic tests on blood, urine, fecal or pet biopsy samples that we receive in our lab by the thousands, every day.
You will be responsible for setting up and running lab tests and reading and releasing results according to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).
You can expect to specialize in one or more of the following areas:
Hematology:Testing cell-related components of blood samples to enumerate and identify their cellular components, including the microscopic evaluation of blood smears and the use of automated and manual counting techniques.
Chemistry/Endocrinology:Testing blood and body fluids for various analytes, utilizing automated instrumentation.
Urinalysis:Analysis and evaluation of chemical and microscopic components of urine samples, using automated instrumentation and manual techniques.
Immunology/Serology:Testing blood and other samples for the presence of viral and bacterial disease by detecting antibodies (AB) or antigens (AG).
What do you need to succeed?
You possess a 4-year degree in Science-related field preferred, or current coursework.
You have at least 3+ years' experience in a similar role, in a Human or Veterinary high-throughput diagnostic lab. E
You're organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, with strong attention to detail.
You have the proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, using clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
You can follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as appropriate, with a positive, can-do attitude.
You have personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office
You're able to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a lab - standing and sitting for extended periods of time, extended computer use, extended reach, lifting up to 50lb, and specific vision ability - close, color, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. You will also need to be able to communicate clearly to customers and coworkers in person and over the phone.
This is a laboratory, so there is potential exposure to biohazards. Potential for exposure to agents known to cause disease in humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such chemicals is available from department supervision
This is a full-time (40 hr/wk) day shift position with hours Tuesday - every Saturday, with hours preferably starting at 10am - 6:30pm (we can be flexible a bit on that start time, down to 9am).
Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.
Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations is critical to this position.
Does this sound like the opportunity for you?Apply today!