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Diagnostic Technologist - Endocrinology

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, US
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Jul 4, 2022

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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location. New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn. For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination Compliance Program click here. 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. Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) is a high visibility and high volume veterinary diagnostic laboratory that promotes the health, productivity, and welfare of food-and fiber-producing animals, companion animals, and zoo and wildlife populations. Through its comprehensive veterinary diagnostic services, the AHDC detects animal diseases and supports animal and public health, promotes environmental stewardship, and fosters economic growth. The Endocrinology Laboratory performs a broad range of endocrine tests using immunoassay technologies, including radioimmunoassay (RIA), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (EIA), and chemiluminescent immunoassay (CIA). The lab provides routine clinical diagnostic testing services for veterinarians and research testing services to support scientists in academia, government, and the life science industry all to improve the health of animals. The Diagnostic Technologist supports the services provided by the Endocrinology laboratory by performing high-throughput, quality-driven testing. This individual enjoys working on routine and detailed assignments, and quickly adapts to manage unpredictable workloads. With a keen attention to detail, they identify, troubleshoot and resolve moderately complex issues as they arise. Highly collaborative, they excel in a team-based environment, where they ensure a continuous flow of information across all levels to assist Technologists, Lab Management, and Veterinarians alike. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: * Perform a comprehensive range of routine to moderately complex diagnostic testing in the Endocrinology Laboratory on a rotational basis; evaluate submission requests, receive, prepare and process specimens per protocol; record and evaluate test results
* Identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues; escalate to Lab Management when appropriate
* Actively uphold the established Quality Assurance System; adhere to and monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other laboratory quality documents; perform Quality Control procedures and evaluate results of assay, method and equipment performance; train coworkers as directed
* Monitor and maintain all required job-related certifications and trainings; adhere to all established laboratory safety procedures, guidelines and permit regulations; appropriately work with low levels of radiation, acids and organic solvents
* Properly utilize laboratory instruments and equipment; monitor performance and calibrations; alert management to discrepancies
* Participate in daily lab care; prepare reagents; assist to maintain laboratory chemical and supply inventories; perform lab organization, disinfection and disposal of biohazardous and radioactive waste
* Provide support for research, test validation and/or fee for service projects as requested; organize submissions, prepare specimens, perform routine testing assays and data entry
* 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. Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Biological Science, Animal Science, Medical Laboratory Science, or other related science, with up to two years of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to identify and troubleshoot problems
* Proficiency with standard commercial software (Microsoft Office), with the ability to learn advanced functions and new software quickly
* Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
* Ability to maintain strong working relationships while meeting individual and unit goals in accordance with the broader mission
* Works well both independently and within a team environment
* Excellent self-management practices to successfully organize competing priorities to meet deadlines
* Strong attention to accuracy and detailed record keeping, with the ability to perform laboratory procedures with precision and efficiency
* Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion
* Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time at lab benches, workstations or while using laboratory equipment or instrumentation
* Experience using manual and automated pipettes
* Ability to push, pull, lift, or carry up to 20 pounds Preferred Qualifications: * Experience using radioactive materials and automated laboratory equipment/analyzers to perform Endocrinology testing
* Research experience focused in human or veterinary physiology or endocrinology
* Knowledge and understanding of veterinary diagnostic endocrinology
* Working knowledge of immunoassay theory and practical understanding in the use of assay validation criteria
* Experience working within an organization with an established Quality Assurance Program
* Experience using Laboratory Information Management Systems This position is 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. This is a three-year term position; reappointment will be contingent upon funding and performance. Cover Letters are required for all position considerations. Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. University Job Title: Medical Technologist I Job Family: Health Level: D Pay Rate Type: Hourly Company: Contract College Contact Name: Soubhagya Chattopadhyay Number of Openings: 1 Job Titles and Pay Ranges: To learn more about Cornell's non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator. The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria: * Prior relevant work or industry experience. * Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position. * Unique applicable skills. Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell. Online Submission Guidelines: Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. Employment Assistance: For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email . If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at . Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2022-02-04-08:00

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