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Laboratory Assistant - Parasitology (Temp)

Company: IDEXX
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

As a Temp Laboratory Assistant in the field of Parasitology at IDEXX, you will be a key contributor to one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will perform laboratory testing that helps veterinarians diagnose and treat pets. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork, quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth.

This is a full-time role with a starting pay of $20.70 (including shift differential)

IDEXX 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.
Certification not required to work in our labs!

In this Role:
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 performing diagnostic tests on blood, urine, fecal, or pet biopsy samples that we receive in our lab by the thousands, every day.

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 the following area:
Parasitology: Examining samples to identify parasites, utilizing fecal flotation and various microscopic techniques.

What You Will Need to Succeed:
Ideally, you will have experience working in a laboratory. Experience setting up, running and reading lab test and operating laboratory equipment (microscopes and/or clinical diagnostic analyzers) would be a plus.

You have a positive attitude and love to bring that energy into the lab every day to support your colleagues

You are looking forward to working in a team

You concentrate on the details and can work reliably and precisely

You have a great sense of team spirit and responsibility

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 are a Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT, CVT)---or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT or MT), this experience and education would be a plus.

You 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.

This is a full-time (40 hr / wk), third shift position with shift starting between 11:00pm and midnight Monday - Friday, with a Saturday rotation. During our busy season, you may be asked to stay longer to make sure our turn-around times are met

R eliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.

Why should you consider working a night shift? If you imagine 3rd shift as sitting around trying to stay awake, that is not what you can expect at IDEXX. Our night (3rd) shift is the busiest time in the lab because that is when most samples are received and processed so veterinarians have the results when they get to their offices in the morning.
Some benefits of 3rd shift are; work-life balance, flexibility with school schedules, easier commute/less traffic, and at IDEXX - working with a strong, collaborative team, higher shift differential ($), and a pace that will make the night fly by.

Want to learn more about working in the Parasitology Dept? Check out what our employees say!
Why Justin Shimer, Parasitology Medical Laboratory Technician, Chose IDEXX
Why Timothy McElroy, MLT Parasitology Chose 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. 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 .

Keywords: IDEXX, Elmhurst , Laboratory Assistant - Parasitology (Temp), Healthcare , Elmhurst, Illinois

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