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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.
In collaboration with the Cayuga Health System and Weill Cornell Medicine, the AHDC will launch a high throughput CLIA-certified COVID-19 testing laboratory to assist with the surveillance of the virus within the Cornell community. Located within the Virology laboratory, Molecular-based testing platforms will be used to conduct this screening of human samples to monitor the health and safety of the University s population.
The Medical Technologist thrives on task completion in a high throughput, outcome-driven environment with clear deadlines, and enjoys working on routine and detailed tasks. With an attention to quality and strong problem solving, they can clearly communicate their progress to others. This individual has a positive attitude, is extremely reliable, flexible in dealing with unpredictable workloads and works well under pressure in a team-based environment.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
* Understand the principles of molecular testing for COVID-19
* Evaluate specimen quality according to established criteria
* Appropriately handle and store all submitted specimens
* Perform routine and complex technical procedures and functions
* Operate, monitor and troubleshoot instrumentation
* Utilize electronic laboratory information system and testing software
* Exercise appropriate safety measures at all times
* Effectively monitor and respond to daily workload
* Adhere to all quality control standards
* Prepare, test and evaluate reagents and controls
* Collaborate with all internal and external clients to provide optimal service
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 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.
WE HAVE FOUR OPENINGS. THESE ARE ALL TERM APPOINTMENTS WITH A SCHEDULES THAT VARY. Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including holidays, evenings, and weekends.
* Bachelor s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Laboratory Technology or a related science with up to 2 years of clinical laboratory testing experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
* Ability to adhere to universal precautions and use good sterile technique, while handling potentially infectious materials
* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
* Strong attention to detail; ability to perform laboratory procedures and record keeping with accuracy, precision and efficiency
* Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion
* Works well both individually and within a team environment
* Experience working within an organization with an established quality assurance system
* Extensive knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and computer systems
* Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines; must have strong organizational skills
* Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts in response to business needs
* NYS Medical Technologist licensure
* Molecular diagnostic experience
* Experience processing and testing human specimens
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
Background check may be required.
UNIVERSITY JOB TITLE:Medical Technologist I
PAY RATE TYPE:Hourly
CONTACT NAME:Carolyn Chow
NUMBER OF OPENINGS:4
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