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Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines--global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
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 Comparative Coagulation laboratory provides veterinarians and biomedical researchers, comprehensive testing and consultation services for the diagnosis and characterization of blood coagulation disorders in animals. The Clinical Pathology laboratory provides timely, high quality testing of animal specimens in the areas of hematology, diagnostic cytology, clinical chemistry and immunology, and urinalysis.
The Diagnostic Technologist assists to support the education, diagnostic and research efforts of the Clinical Pathology and Comparative Coagulation laboratories. With a positive attitude and an attention to quality, this individual quickly adapts to handle unpredictable workloads and can identify and troubleshoot problems as they arise. They thrive in an outcome-driven setting with clear deadlines, and enjoys working on routine and detailed tasks. An effective communicator with exemplary time management and organization skills, they work well under pressure in a collaborative, team-based environment.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Perform a comprehensive range of research and diagnostic testing in the Comparative Coagulation and Clinical Pathology laboratories on a rotational basis
Receive, accession, and distribute samples to be tested
Record, review and interpret test results; add supplemental testing as necessary
Assist with the preparation of reagents and maintenance of chemical and laboratory supply inventories
Adhere to all established laboratory safety procedures
Provide guidance and information to internal and external clients; monitor, respond to and triage client communications
Assist to uphold the Quality system as instructed
Maintain proficiency with unit, organization and university computer systems and instrumentation software
Assist with technical, safety and computer trainings as needed
Monitor and maintain job related certifications and trainings; proactively seek development opportunities
Perform other duties as assigned
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 may be required to receive the pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis vaccination series prior to or immediately after hire, which will be paid for by the department.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, or a related field, with up to two years of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate across levels; collaborative with and affinity for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external clients
Proficient with a variety of computer programs, with the ability to learn new software quickly
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to identify and troubleshoot problems
Excellent self-management practices to successfully organize competing priorities to meet deadlines
Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion
Strong attention to accuracy and detailed record keeping
Ability to maintain accurate records
Works well both individually and within a team environment; ability to foster a team environment while meeting individual and unit goals in accordance with the broader mission
Ability to work with and represent work unit professionally and ethically with tact, diplomacy, and advocacy, while creating a high quality and respectful work environment
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time at benches, biological safety cabinets, microscopes or while using laboratory equipment
Demonstrated understanding of and support for the importance of effective and honest feedback
NYS Medical Technologist licensure; ASCP certification
Experience adhering to universal precautions and safe handling of potentially infectious materials
Experience in a biology or diagnostic laboratory
Familiarity with coagulation assays
Experience working within and organization with and established quality assurance system
There are two positions available.
This is a regular position that is expected to work 39 hours per week. While normal business hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, specific schedules may change to meet the needs of the business, requiring employees to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, University holidays and scheduled breaks.
** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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