New job Laboratory Assistant (Part Time, Temp) in Illinois | 2021
Laboratory Assistant (Part Time, Temp)
Company : IDEXX
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Illinois
As a Part Time temp Laboratory Assistant for our Parasitology Department at IDEXX, you will be helping out with some of the many tasks vital to the running of our Elmhurst Lab. We receive thousands of clinical samples (blood, urine, fecal samples) every day from Veterinarians, and we test those samples to help identify what might be wrong with someone's pet. Every duty performed helps get one step closer to finding out if or why Fluffy or Spot might be sick.
Thanks to you, someone's very beloved pet will get the treatment plan they need - how great is that?
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 lab make it possible for our customers to discover more; between our unrelenting commitment to innovation, personalized support, guidance, and expertise and providing the most complete and advanced menu of diagnostic tests, technology and tools.
In this role, responsibilities will vary:
You'll be assisting with the diagnostic process by swirling samples, filling test tubes, and making solutions (don't worry, we'll train you!).
You could also unbag, sort, tag, and move clinical samples around the laboratory.
You'll help by restocking supplies, such as chemicals or slide trays.
You could be helping to load analyzers with slides of samples.
You'll be assisting with inventory counts and cleaning.
You will be asked to help in out many ways – and your help is needed!
What You Will Need to Succeed:
You are reliable – attendance is an essential function of the position.
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 multi-task.
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, use of hands, fingers, and arms to handle tools 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.
Schedule: We have 2 schedules available.
7 pm to midnight - Monday - Friday
4 am to 9 am - Monday - Friday
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 9,000 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.