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Research Animal Laboratory Specialist

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY 10007
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Position Summary

Under supervision, performs veterinary and environmental diagnostic and research testing for the Laboratory of Comparative Pathology \(LCP\) which supports the Research Animal Resource Center \(RARC\) and the Genetically Modified Animal \(GMA\) Phenotyping Service

Job Responsibilities

+ Responsible for sharps and waste disposal\.

+ Ensures the safety and cleanliness of the lab space\.

+ Ensures that laboratory staff training and certification requirements are fulfilled\.

+ Ensures that all guidelines are followed for lab safety\.

+ Performs automated and manual hematology, chemistry and urinalysis procedures and serology procedures by MFIA\.

+ Performs microbiology and sterility testing on various specimen sources and processes bacterial cultures using conventional microbiology techniques, staining and API bacterial identification kits\.

+ Conducts routine parasitology on various animal sources\.

+ Conducts water analysis including pH, conductivity, alkalinity and chemical content\.

+ Prepares blood samples for in\-house and external reference lab analysis\.

+ Maintains and distributes records on laboratory specimens\. Transcribes reports within the information system\.

+ Performs quality control testing and preventive maintenance on various laboratory equipment\.

+ Performs other laboratory\-related functions as needed, including, but not limited to assisting in necropsy, method development, sample receipt and accessioning, reagent prep and filing\.

+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents\. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately\. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery\. May assist with cost control\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field

+ High School Diploma


Approximately 3 years of laboratory experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Veterinary laboratory or microbiology/diagnostic experience is preferred\.

Licenses and Certifications

+ American Society for Clinical Pathology \(ASCP\) license

+ ALAT, LAT, LATG or MLT/MT, ASCP certification or eligibility is preferred

+ Certification in phlebotomy

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard laboratory environment; Position requires handling of specimens from non\-human primates and purposely infected or xenobiotic research animals

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer\. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information\.
Posted: 2019-08-19 Expires: 2019-10-20

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Research Animal Laboratory Specialist

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