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IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Laboratory Assistant - Temporary Employee (Nights)

Post Date:May 22, 2023Type:Full-Time
Start Date:5/22/2023Salary:
Location:US-NC-Greensboro Job Reference:402223b9e7f5ed4bfacdaae7a

Job Description:
As a temporary Laboratory Assistant 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 temp positions in our Sample Management Department and Parasitology Department? Check out what our employees have to say: The Best Part About Patient Sample Management - Taylor Gardner, Medical Laboratory TechnicianThe Best Part About Working in Patient Sample Management - Amber Austin, PSMAdvice for Patient Sample Management Roles from Amber Austin, Specimen ProcessorWhy Parasitology is Important to IDEXX with Ashley Lemley, Labs ManagerWhat You Need to Succeed in Parasitology with Timothy Ives, Lab SupervisorThe Best Part About Working in Parasitology - Stephanie McAdam, Medical Laboratory TechnicianWant to see more videos about working in our lab? Check out these videos: Reference Laboratories are 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, responsibilities will vary: Currently, our greatest need is in our Sample Management/Specimen Accessioning Department and Parasitology Department. The Sample Management/Specimen Accessioning Department is the area of the lab where the samples first arrive. The Parasitology Department is where fecal samples are analyzed for the presence of ova and parasites.You might be unbagging, sorting, tagging, or moving clinical samples around the laboratory.You may be restocking supplies, such as chemicals or slide trays.You could be helping to load analyzers with slides of samples.You might be assisting with inventory counts.You will be asked to help out in many ways - and your help is needed!Pay & Schedule: Hourly rates targeting: $20.00/hr.This is a long-term temporary position where you will be working 40 hours/week. The scheduled shifts will likely have a start time of 11:00pm, and the shift would end at 7:30am, depending on your start time. The flexibility to stay longer as needed is a huge plus.Weekend Rotations are required. So, one week, you'll work Monday through Friday nights with Saturday and Sunday off; the next week, you'll work 4 weeknights plus Saturday night, and have one night off during the week and Sunday night.The shifts and hours may vary slightly depending on business needs.Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.What You Will Need to Succeed: You are able and willing to work on the overnight shift.You are reliable and flexible - attendance is an essential function of the position.Data entry skills are a big plus.A willingness to work with and around veterinary samples, including blood, urine, fecal, and biopsies.You are excited to work in a fast-paced, high volume busy work environment. You are able to sit or stand for long periods of time; you do not mind being on your feet and moving throughout the night as needed.You can read and interpret documents such as safety rules, standard operating procedures (SOPs), material safety data sheets (MSDSs), operating and maintenance instructions, government rules, and technical procedures.You must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize and multitask.You possess strong initiative and follow through with outstanding attention to detail.You are able to work independently and as a team contributor.You have demonstrated a high level of customer service.Able to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a lab - standing and sitting for extended periods of time, ability to move or maneuver through various departments around the lab, use of hands, fingers, and arms to handle microscopes, pipettes, lab instruments, and controls, occasional need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, lift up to 25lb, 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.Why 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 diseases. 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. 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 Greensboro, NC location.Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Apply today!#LI-SM1

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