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IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Histology Laboratory Assistant

Post Date:May 22, 2023Type:Full-Time
Start Date:5/22/2023Salary:
Location:US-CA-West Sacramento Job Reference:b51101356e599f43f2043a2be

Job Description:
As a Laboratory Assistant in the Histology department at IDEXX, you will be assisting with some of the many tasks vital to the running of our network of Reference Labs. We receive thousands of clinical samples (blood, urine, fecal samples) every day from Veterinary Clinics, and we run tests on those samples to help veterinarians identify what might be wrong with someone's pet. In this role, you will be helping to sort, tag, and prepare veterinary samples for testing. Every sample you help to move along quickly and accurately in the process means we are one step closer to finding out how or why the pet might be sick. Thanks to you, someone's very beloved pet will get the treatment plan they need - how great is that? Want to learn more about what it is like to work in Histology at IDEXX? Check out what our employees have to say: reference laboratories is a global network united by a shared commitment to enhancing pet care where the true strength in our name is the people behind it. Our reference laboratories make it possible for our customers to discover more with our unrelenting commitment to innovation, personalized support, guidance, and expertise, while providing the most complete and advanced menu of diagnostic tests along with technology and tools. In this Role: You will be Inputting sample information in the laboratory database.You will be stocking benches with necessary materials to make sure the technicians have everything they need.You may be running special equipment to prep samples for testing.You will be packing samples for storage.You will also be assisting with various administrative tasks and other duties as required.What Do You Need to Succeed? You possess a High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.It is not required to work in our lab, but if you were a Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT, CVT) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT or MT), this experience and education would be a plus.Ideally, you will have experience setting up, running, and reading lab tests, and operating laboratory equipment (microscopes, pipetting and/or clinical diagnostic analyzers).You have a positive attitude and love to bring that energy into the lab every day to support your colleaguesYou are looking forward to working in a teamYou concentrate on the details and can work reliably and preciselyYou have a great sense of team spirit and responsibilityAble to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a lab - standing and sitting for extended periods of time, phone & computer use, extended reach, lifting up to 50lb, and specific vision ability - close, color, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.This is a laboratory, so there is potential exposure to biohazards, agents known to cause zoonotic diseases, and hazardous chemicals.What You Can Expect From Us: Hourly rates targeting: $21-23/hr plus shift differentialOpportunity for annual cash bonus and merit pay increase considerationHealth/Dental/Vision Benefits Day-One5% matching 401kOn the job training and career advancement opportunities (experience NOT required)Additional benefits including but not limited to financial support, pet insurance assistance, mental health resources, paid days off to volunteer, employee stock program, foundation donation matching, and much more!Opportunity to do meaningful work where you positively impact the lives of people and pets all over the worldSchedule: Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-7pmWhy IDEXX? We're proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 talented people. So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement. Let's pursue what matters together. IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. This position will be based out of our West Sacramento, CA location. Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Apply today!#LI-LC1

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