New job Laboratory Assistant (Temp to Hire) in Maryland | 2021

Laboratory Assistant (Temp to Hire)

Company : IDEXX
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Maryland

Full Description

Are you a go-getter, a hard worker, someone with a passion for science and the drive to get the job done? Would you love a foot in the door with a growing, busy company? Then do we have a job for you!

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

What can you expect?

Our lab processes thousands of veterinary samples a night, which we receive from veterinary clinics across the US. What type of samples? Glad you asked! We receive blood, urine, and fecal samples; we accession them into our computer system, and then we run diagnostic tests on those samples. The results are then shared back to the Veterinarian, and they can then formulate a treatment plan if the animal is sick. You would be a crucial part of the process of helping to keep pets happy and healthy - how great is that?

The positions we are looking to fill are in 2 areas of our very busy Glen Burnie, MD lab: Sample Management and Parasitology. All of the positions we are looking to fill are on our overnight shift.

    In the Sample Management Department, you're part of the team that receives the samples that come to the lab - unbagging, unboxing, sorting, bar-coding, and delivering samples to other departments w/in the lab. Successful candidates in this role like a fast pace, can follow SOPs, have great energy to power through the night, and reliably want to work overnights. You'll be working as part of a team that looks to collectively get all of that night's samples processed and moved on to other areas by our morning TAT (turn-around time).

    Schedule for Sample Management: Monday-Friday, 11P - 7:30A, with an every-other Saturday rotation. Saturday hours are 6P - 2:30A.

    In the Parasitology Department, to be clear, you'll be working specifically with the fecal samples we receive. We can learn quite a bit about the health of a pet from what's going on in Fluffy's litter box or Fido's spot in the backyard. In this role, you'll be assisting with the process of preparing the samples and getting them ready to go under the microscope for analysis. You might be picking up the samples from Sample Management, racking up samples, adding liquid chemicals, restocking, or moving those samples along in the process. Successful candidates in this role are happy with repetitive work processes, are able to follow SOP's, are excited about a job that is fast-paced, science-based and always busy, working towards TAT each morning. You are someone who can commit to a full-time, overnight position through Summer 2021 and possibly beyond.

    Schedule for Parasitology: Monday/Tuesday through Friday/Saturday, Midnight through 8:30am, with an every-other Saturday rotation.

These positions offer a fantastic opportunity for you join our team on a temp or temp to hire basis, and be considered for a direct hire by IDEXX.

IDEXX 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.

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.


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, LGBT 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.

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