This position is located at the Quality Milk Production Services laboratory in Warsaw, New York.
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.
Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS) serves the dairy industry of New York State by promoting the production of high quality milk through the control and prevention of mastitis, and the avoidance of antibiotic residues in milk through field and laboratory diagnostic evaluations and recommendations.
The Lab Processing Assistant thrives in an outcome-driven environment with clear deadlines, enjoys working on routine and detailed tasks, and is able to identify and troubleshoot problems using standard operating procedures. They are extremely reliable, flexible in dealing with unpredictable workloads, and work well under pressure in a team-based environment.
Provide administrative support for the laboratory
Process samples in a state of the art microbiology laboratory that includes setting up samples and identification of microorganisms
Receive visitors, schedule appointments, mail supplies and materials, answer office telephone, handle inquiries, and manage lab supply orders
Manage/coordinate work flow for laboratory functions, including coordination of schedules between lab, field, and clients
Act as a case coordinator, ensuring all reports are accurate and complete prior to distributing to clients and communicate completed results to clients
Use Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS) to create accessions, enter client information and charges, and generate invoices. Collect and manage in person payments as appropriate
Participate in cross training across the program; assist with courier routes, research projects, field work, and all other tasks requested by laboratory management
Perform other duties as assigned
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 prior to or immediately after hire, which will be paid for by the department.
Employees will be required to work outside of normal business hours, including frequent early mornings, occasional holidays, evenings, and weekends.
This position requires some travel, occasionally overnight, to other locations, including regional laboratories (Canton, Cobleskill, and Ithaca) and neighboring states, for work-related activities, including meetings, trainings, and/or to provide service to our clients.
This is a one-year term position; reappointment is contingent upon performance, funding, and departmental need. This is a full-time (39 hours per week) position.
** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
**Cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this posting.
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