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IDEXX REFERENCE LABORATORIES INC. 30 Hour Med Lab Tech in Bloomington, Minnesota

As aMedical Laboratory Technician Generalistat IDEXX, you will be a key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will perform laboratory testing that helps veterinarians diagnose and treat pets. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork, quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth. This is a 30 hour a week role with competitive benefits. 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 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. In this Role: You will be using automated analyzers, microscopes and other laboratory diagnostic tools to perform analyses and tests that diagnose animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment. You will be performing diagnostic tests on blood, urine, fecal or pet biopsy samples that we receive in our lab by the thousands, every day. You will be responsible for setting up and running lab tests and reading and releasing results according to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). You can expect to specialize in one or more of the following areas: Hematology:Testing cell-related components of blood samples to enumerate and identify their cellular components, including the microscopic evaluation of blood smears and the use of automated and manual counting techniques. Chemistry/Endocrinology:Testing blood and body fluids for various analytes, utilizing automated instrumentation. Urinalysis:Analysis and evaluation of chemical and microscopic components of urine samples, using automated instrumentation and manual techniques. Parasitology:Examining samples to identify parasites, utilizing fecal flotation and various microscopic techniques. Immunology/Serology:Testing blood and other samples for the presence of viral and bacterial disease by detecting antibodies (AB) or antigens (AG). What You Will Need to Succeed: Ideally, you will have experience working in a laboratory setting up, running and reading lab test and operating laboratory equipment (microscopes and/or clinical diagnostic analyzers) You have a positive attitude and love to bring that energy into the lab every day to support your colleagues You are looking forward to working in a team You concentrate on the details and can work reliably and precisely You have a great sense of team spirit and responsibility You possess a High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A 2-, 3- or 4-year degree in a Science-related field is preferred It is not required to work in our lab, but if you were a Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT, CVT)or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT or MT), this experience and education would be a plus. Able to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a lab - standing and sitting for extended periods of time, phone and computer use, extended reach, lifting up to 50lb, 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: This is apart time (30hr/wk), position with hours Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm.Hours may vary, i.e.11:00 am-7:00 pm. Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position. 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 poultr

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