Location: Ithaca, New York
Medical Technologist - Bacteriology - CVM
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of veterinary medicine is seeking a collaborative and mission-driven Medical Technologist to assist with the testing performed within the Bacteriology laboratory.
The Bacteriology laboratory in Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) provides high quality, detailed, and complete diagnostic testing services to veterinary clients and agricultural producers, in addition to contributing to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. In partnership with Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS), the Bacteriology laboratory assists to serve the dairy industry of New York State by providing diagnostic testing to promote herd health and the production of high-quality milk.
What you will do:
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Perform a comprehensive range of microbiology testing within the unit on a rotational basis. Process specimens for diagnostic testing; inoculate to appropriate medias.
- Receive, evaluate and sort submitted specimens according to established protocols; create unique case accessions.
- Operate, monitor, and troubleshoot lab equipment and instrumentation.
- Work collaboratively with internal and external clients to ensure appropriate testing and service is provided.
- Provide support to uphold the Quality Assurance system.
- Participate in process improvement initiatives. Assist with the training and support of technical staff.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
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 performance.
What you will need:
- Bachelor's degree in a Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Science, or a related field, with up to two years of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
If you have all those things, great! Here are some preferred qualifications:
- Experience working in a veterinary diagnostic lab or a clinical lab setting, with handling infectious organisms; good sterile technique.
- Experience using laboratory information systems (LIMS).
To be successful, you will need to have or develop:
- Proficient with various basic software applications, with the ability to learn new software quickly (Microsoft Office Suite)
- Strong attention to detail; ability to perform laboratory procedures and record keeping with accuracy, precision, and efficiency.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify and troubleshoot problems.
- Aptitude for collaboration in a fast-paced, composite environment and multi-task with contending timelines while paying close attention to details.
- Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion.
- Self-motivated with a high level of initiative to continue learning.
- Ability to meet the physical needs of the position, which includes, but is not limited to, sitting or standing for extended periods of time at benches, computers, biological safety cabinets or while using laboratory equipment or instrumentation.
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.
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.
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.
**No visa sponsorship available for this position.
**Resume and Cover Letters are required for all position considerations.
**Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
Who we are:
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked among the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report consistently since 2000, the college will continue to excel in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy. The college strives to advance animal health through discovery-based research, the delivery of excellent clinical care, and continued vigilance against the spread of diseases.
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.
University Job Title:
Medical Technologist I
Pay Rate Type:
$25.98 - $30.20
Remote Option Availability:
Number of Openings:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.