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Medical Laboratory Technician (2nd Shift, Pre-Clinical Research)

IDEXX Laboratories North Grafton, MA
  • Posted: September 17, 2019
  • Full-Time
This Medical Laboratory Technician position is part of the IDEXX BioAnalytics team. We are ideally looking for candidates with experience with Hematology and/or Chemistry testing in a veterinary or human clinical lab environment. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working effectively in a fast-paced environment. There is a high level of regulatory documentation in this role; outstanding and proven attention to detail required.

About IDEXX BioAnalytics:

IDEXX BioAnalytics provides pathology, veterinary clinical trial support, animal health monitoring, and biological material testing services to researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including life sciences, biotechnology, and veterinary medicine. IDEXX BioAnalytics is a division of IDEXX Laboratories - an industry leader in animal health care diagnostics with a global presence.

Schedule:

This is a full time (40 hr/wk), second shift position with hours Monday-Friday 3:00pm - 11:30pm OR 5pm - 1:30am; there is an every-other Saturday rotation. Saturday hours will be 9am - 5:30pm. Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position. Eligible for additional shift differential pay.

What can you expect?

You will be using automated analyzers, microscopes and other laboratory diagnostic tools to perform analyses and tests that diagnose animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment. You will be responsible for setting up and running lab tests, and reading and releasing results according to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). You can expect to specialize in one or more of the following areas:

  • Hematology:Testing cell-related components of blood samples to enumerate and identify their cellular components, including the microscopic evaluation of blood smears and the use of automated and manual counting techniques.
  • Urinalysis: Analysis and evaluation of chemical and microscopic components of urine samples, using automated instrumentation and manual techniques.
  • Chemistry/Endocrinology: Testing blood and body fluids for various analytes, utilizing automated instrumentation.

What do you need to succeed?

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, 2, 3 or 4 year degree in Clinical Lab Science, Medical Technology or Science-related field highly preferred.
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (American Society of Clinical Pathology-ASCP), or military equivalent a plus.

Experience:

  • Typically 2-3+ years' experience.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments.
  • General science background, including hematology/chemistry helpful.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as appropriate.
  • Supervisory skills, if a lead position.
  • Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands:

  • Extensive sitting, phone and computer use.
  • Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours.
  • Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • May be required to lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers and Employees via telephone and in person.
  • Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person.
  • Fluency in the English language.
  • Extended hours may be required.
  • Some travel required.

Work Environment:

  • Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present.
  • Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such chemicals is available from department supervision.
  • Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position. Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations is critical to this position.

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