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Microbiology Lab Associate, Pendleton

Interpath Laboratory
Pendleton, Oregon, US
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Full time
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Job Description:
Check out this video about what it's like working at Interpath Interpath Laboratory is accepting candidates who have earned a Bachelors Degree in a physical, chemical, or biological science discipline, for a Lab Associate of Microbiology role and will provide on the job training for the right person. This is a great stepping stone opportunity to become ASCP licensed as a Technologist in Microbiology, M(ASCP) without having to pursue additional education. To see the American Society For Clinical Pathology's (ASCP) routes to licensing click here (page 16). This role will join a 19 person (and growing) Molecular Microbiology department, currently housed inside the main lab on our campus in Pendleton, Oregon; but construction is underway next door on a state-of-the-art Molecular Microbiology building that will have automated plating, incubating and imagining through use of WASP's. Essential Functions:Ensures accurate and timely testing of collected specimens.Assists MT's and MLT's in performing tests within the areas of Molecular, Immunology, and Microbiology.Assists in operating complex automated laboratory equipment, electronic equipment, computer software, and precision instruments. Provide trouble-shooting on such instruments as far as possible.Participates in some aspects of proficiency testing.Understands and adheres to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality.Actively participates in departmental quality assurance monitoring.Follows all established improved quality (I.Q.) protocols.Follows established safety protocols.Performs other work related duties as the needs of the team evolve.Accepts results as training and complexity allows. About Pendleton: Small town living at its best, Pendleton, Oregon is the perfect Western community to call home. Known for its friendly neighbors, beautiful landscapes and abundant outdoor activities. The region offers the kind of lifestyle the Northwest is famous for, and is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, and includes hiking, boating, cycling, white water rafting, hunting and fishing. You'll find affordable living, as well as an active art scene, museums, restaurants, brew pubs, golf courses, and a regional airport that offers daily commercial flights to Portland. To learn more about Pendleton click here.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelors degree in chemical, physical or biological science (examples include: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology, Genetics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Med)

About Us:
Interpath Laboratory, Inc. is a family owned & operated, clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory with over 90 locations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho and are the Northwest's leading, innovative laboratory company. We pride ourselves on vibrant work culture where building relationships, teamwork, curiosity, and positive attitudes are at the core! From a comprehensive benefits package to an ever evolving learning and development program which fosters career growth - we truly value our employees and are very proud of the work family that we have built since 1967. In addition to 'above average' market compensation, Interpath also has a comprehensive benefits package. Benefit Highlights:Laboratory discounts for in house testingMedical with In-Network & Custom Network discounts (No cost for employee only coverage)Dental (No cost for employee only coverage)401(K) with discretionary employer matchPaid Time Off

General Physical Requirements:
Lab Associates must wear appropriate protective gear (lab coat, gloves, goggles, and face shield) at all times while in the lab and are regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples. Physical requirements, in addition to willingness & ability to wear protective gear while working, are: Ability to stand for extended period of timesLift up to 25 poundsMobility to climb stairs on a regular basisMust be able to distinguish color and pass vision acuity testOSHA Category: This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.

Equal Opportunity Statement:
EOE Disabled/Veteran: Interpath Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Disabled / Veteran Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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