The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a collaborative and mission-driven Medical Technologist to assist with the testing performed primarily in the Clinical Pathology and Comparative Coagulation laboratories. Under the general supervision of the lab manager, the Medical Technologist will perform accurate, timely, and comprehensive testing of veterinary specimens. Testing performed supports diagnostic services for veterinarians, academic and biomedical research, and the life sciences industry.
In this position, you will adhere to a rotational work schedule, monitor and evaluate established processes to comply with regulatory standards, including but not limited to, the AHDC Quality System, AAVLD, GLP, OIE, and ISO requirements.
To be successful, you will:
Thrive in an outcome-driven environment with clear deadlines, enjoy working on routine and detailed tasks, and are able to identify and troubleshoot problems using standard operating procedures.
Have the ability to demonstrate good judgment and be capable of working independently with limited supervision and guidance.
Pay high attention to detail and context, with superb organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple workflows simultaneously in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
Maintain exceptional customer service and communication skills to collaborate with all stakeholders (students, other technical staff, residents, faculty, clients), convey a positive attitude, and contribute to a positive working environment.
Possess a flexible mindset to respond to the changing needs of the business.
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.
This position is 39 hours per week. While normal business hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, specific schedules may change to meet the needs of the business, requiring employees to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, University holidays and scheduled breaks.
This is a three-year term position; reappointment will be contingent upon funding and successful performance.
** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
**An attached cover letter is required to be considered for this posting.
What’s in it for you:
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Cornell’s benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Cornell’s leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link:Benefits at Cornell.
Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment, and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.
Who we are:
Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) is a high visibility and high-volume veterinary diagnostic laboratory that promotes the health, productivity, and welfare of food-and fiber-producing animals, companion animals, and zoo and wildlife populations. Through its comprehensive veterinary diagnostic services, the AHDC detects animal diseases, supports animal and public health, promotes environmental stewardship, and fosters economic growth.
The Clinical Pathology Laboratory is staffed by four clinical pathologists, all of whom are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, a laboratory manager, multiple medical technologists and veterinary technicians, and three administrative assistants. We also have three training positions including two clinical pathology residents and one intern. We have a high-volume, high-quality laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art analyzers. We provide diagnostic testing and professional consultation services to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, to researchers affiliated with Cornell University and to private veterinary practitioners and researchers throughout New York, the USA, and worldwide.
The Comparative Coagulation Laboratory provides veterinarians and biomedical researchers comprehensive testing and consultation services for the diagnosis and characterization of blood coagulation disorders in animals. Our laboratory has unique expertise in studying mechanisms of hemostasis and thrombosis and in developing assays to evaluate these systems across species.
What you will need:
Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline, with a minimum experience of up to two years working in a biosafety level 2 laboratory setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
If you have all those things, great! Here are some preferred qualifications:
Clinical Laboratory Technology or Medical Technology degree.
About Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
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.