Title: Medical (Veterinary) Laboratory Technologist
Location: Upper East Side
Org Unit: Lab of Comparative Pathology
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
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.
Receives requests, enters them in Laboratory Information Management System
(LIMS), and processes samples according to laboratory protocol.
Organizes and performs clinical pathology testing to comply with the
sample priority schedule to maximize testing efficiency and accuracy.
Monitors assay results and quality controls to verify adequate precision
of methodology, reagents, and instrument functions; evaluates test reports
for transcription errors.
Maintains and calibrates instruments daily to ensure their accurate and
consistent operations and promote increased instrument life span.
Troubleshoots instrument and reagent problems to determine cause of
malfunction or inaccurate test results.
Assists clinical staff laboratory with test submission requirements,
methodology and results interpretation.
Tests 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
Examines blood and body fluids for various components using automated
instrumentation (Chemistry and Serology).
Processes blood and body fluids for microscopic examination by veterinary
pathologists, including slide preparation and staining (Cytology).
Analyzes chemical and microscopic components of urine samples, using
automated instrumentation and manual techniques (Urinalysis).
Identifies parasitic organisms in various animal sources, using
sedimentation and flotation techniques and microscopic evaluation
Isolates bacterial infectious agents from various samples using selective
media and API strips, and verifies functionality of autoclaves
Tests water for pH, conductivity, alkalinity, and chemical contents
High School Diploma
Recent graduates with relevant training will also be considered.
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or equivalent preferred.
Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university in biological
sciences or an Associate's degree in Medical Technology considered.
Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) (American Medical
Technologists-AMT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) (ASCP), Medical
Laboratory Technician (MLT) (ASCP), Medical Laboratory Technologist
(MLT) (Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science-CSMLS), or
equivalent military certification preferred.
One -3 years of laboratory work experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Willing to work with samples from laboratory animals such as mice, rats,
rabbits, pigs, non-human primates and others.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Proven capability or track record of problem-solving.
Strong willingness to learn.
Appreciates and understands the connection between individual goals,
departmental goals and the organizational mission.
Approaches our job knowing that there are internal and external customers
whose expectations we strive to exceed.
Demonstrates integrity and ethics at all times.
Maintains a flexible and forward thinking approach to the way work is
Maintains a team-oriented approach, and possesses the ability to cultivate
positive and collegial workplace relationships.
Possesses excellent work-related skills and the ability to apply them,
while continually seeking ways to improve.
Possesses the ability to facilitate the flow of information through
effective written and oral communication.
Understands the need to be responsible for our own outcomes, and takes
pride in delivering the best possible work product.
Licenses and Certifications
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.