• PCR Lab Technician

    ID
    2019-2451
    Category
    Laboratory Operations
  • Overview

    Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of an Full Time Day Time PCR Laboratory Technician working out of our Lake Success laboratory and reporting directly to the Serology Supervisor.

     

    As part of the VCA Family, which operates the largest network of freestanding, full-service animal hospitals in the nation, Antech Diagnostics delivers state of the art testing and consulting services to practicing veterinarians.  Our diagnostic spectrum of tests in the areas of chemistry, pathology, endocrinology, serology, hematology, and microbiology enhance veterinarians’ ability to detect, diagnose, evaluate and prevent disease and other conditions affecting animals.

    Responsibilities

     

    We are looking for someone with a strong science background and college degree in anatomy, biology, and/or chemistry. Candidates must have prior practical and/or educational lab experience and be familiar with PCR lab techniques, lab safety and lab hazards.

     

    Responsibilities Include:

    • To interpret and release patient results
    • To review daily pending/manifest list, and missing specimens
    • To maintain the work flow and the production of the department
    • To follow and review all QC & SOP regulations
    • To maintain and review temperature charts daily
    • To solve technical and non technical problems in the department
    • To keep track of all monthly standing orders, daily supplies and reagents
    • To report any technical/QC problems to the supervisor or other management
    • To notify service when instrumentation is not working properly
    • To assist with the testing of new assays or reagents
    • To train new hires as needed
    • To maintain a clean and safe work environment
    • To perform other duties as required

    Tests Performed:

     

    PCR Testing

    • Tick born
    • Respiratory
    • Gastro-Intestinal
    • Lepto

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or Molecular Biology required. 
    • MS Degree in Molecular Biology preferred. 
    • Typically 1 year of PCR related lab experience
    • Detail-oriented and accurate
    • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills.
    • organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Possesses good computer skills.
    • Ability to work with a scalpel and formalin-fixed tissues of various size, shape, and condition

     

    Antech Diagnostics provides sophisticated testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. 

     

    We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. Medical, dental and vision benefits, plus 401(k) plan and employee pet health benefits available, too!

     

    If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

     

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