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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 Section of Endocrinology performs a broad range of endocrine tests using primarily 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.
We seek an individual who thrives in an outcome-driven environment with clear deadlines, who enjoys working on routine and detailed tasks, who seeks opportunities to learn new skills, and who is able to identify and troubleshoot problems using standard operating procedures. We value individuals who are extremely reliable, flexible in dealing with unpredictable workloads, and who work well under pressure in a team-based environment.
Perform routine clinical testing assays, closely following established standard operating procedures and when appropriate perform non-routine assay work.
Prepare specimens for testing by reviewing paperwork, confirming submission information, processing as needed (e.g. centrifugation), and aliquoting samples.
Participate in laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QC) processes.
Maintain and work with equipment performing QC and related tasks to ensure optimal operation and accurate performance.
Support operation by keeping work space safe and clean disinfecting and decontaminating lab benches, washing glassware, and preparing medical and radioactive waste for disposal.
Assist with data entry, filing of reports and forms, and creation of assay worksheets.
Must attend the university radiation safety course and work with low levels of radioactive materials. Limited use of acids and organic solvents might also be required.
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 immediately after hire, which will be paid for by the department.
Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including occasional holidays, evenings, and weekends.
This is a three-year term position; reappointment will be contingent upon funding and performance.
Associate's degree in a science related field, or other formal training program of two years or equivalent.
One to two years of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to use a range of manual and automated pipettes for extended periods of time.
Working knowledge of standard commercial software (Microsoft Office), with the ability to learn new software quickly.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to identify and troubleshoot problems.
Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion.
Strong attention to detail.
Works well both individually and within a team environment.
Ability to push, pull, lift, or carry up to 20 pounds.
Experience working in a laboratory which uses immunoassay technology.
Experience working within an organization with an established quality assurance program.
Experience performing research in human/veterinary physiology or endocrinology.
Experience using Laboratory Information Management Systems.
** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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