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Antech Diagnostics PCR Technician in Lake Success, New York

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Science & Diagnostics, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

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SHIFT : Monday-Saturday 12am – 830am

PURPOSE OF JOB:

The Serology PCR Technician is responsible examining samples for the presence of specific substances (often bacteria) using molecular diagnostic methods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Perform and analyze results for vector borne, respiratory and GI panels and other non-PCR tests as required.

  • Reads and releases test results.

  • Tests performed may be more complex.

  • Exercises judgment in evaluating and reporting results.

  • Performs equipment maintenance.

  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.

  • Awareness of quality control and calibration.

  • Developing knowledge of multiple specialties.

  • Find missing specimens. Print and reconcile queue list.

  • Library all samples.

  • Maintain all departmental equipment.

  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.

  • Awareness of quality control and calibration.

  • Cross-train and develop knowledge of multiple specialties within department/lab.

  • Applies job skills and lab policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.

  • Reads, understands and follows applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), including safety and quality procedures. Maintains clean and organized work area. Restocks supplies as needed.

  • Participates in improving lab efficiency, quality, and cooperation.

  • Consult with senior peers on non-complex Serology tasks to learn through experience.

  • May be asked to participate in enterprise initiatives, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

  • Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position. Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations is critical to this position.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • We share a collaborative obligation to ensure that we conduct ourselves in the utmost ethical manner and that we hold each other accountable to the values and standards of the organization. Every employee has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report concerns and/or violations of company policy or ethical standards. Antech Diagnostics has several processes in place to communicate with leadership and expects that employees will have a commitment to integrity and uncompromising values.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • MS Degree in Molecular Biology preferred. Bachelor’s Degree or Molecular Biology required.

  • Typically 0-1 years of PCR related lab experience

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments.

  • General science background, including hematology/chemistry helpful

  • Attention to detail

  • Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Positive, can-do attitude

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as appropriate.

  • Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Extensive standing, phone, and computer use

  • Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours

  • Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers

  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel, stoop, or crouch

  • May be required to lift, move, and carry up to 50 lbs

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Hearing ability to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person

  • Ability to communicate verbally on the phone and in person

  • Fluency in the English language

  • Extended hours may be needed

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present that are mitigated by the mandatory use of PPE.

  • Works under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for independent judgment.

  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

  • Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such chemicals is available from department supervision.

Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans and Disabilities

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers (https://www.antechdiagnostics.com/about/careers/)

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