SDZWA

Clinical Laboratory Assistant - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

San Diego County, CA, USA Req #1774
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a nonprofit international conservation leader, committed to inspiring a passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives. Empowering people from around the globe to support our mission to conserve wildlife through innovation and partnerships, we support cutting-edge conservation, and bring the stories of our work back to our two world-famous front doors — the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving millions of guests, in person and virtually, the opportunity to experience conservation in action. The deep and extensive knowledge gained from more than a century of experience in wildlife care, health, veterinary services, nutrition and conservation makes us invaluable in the global effort to save species. Our team members play a crucial role in driving our conservation efforts forward and bringing us closer to a world where all life thrives.

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION

The Clinical Laboratory Assistant performs a variety of duties to assist laboratory operations. This position reports to the Laboratory Manager or Associate Director of Clinical Laboratory Services.


WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Receive, log, prepare, and may analyze wildlife blood, feces, urine and fluid samples.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies, including restocking supplies.
  • Prepare and ship blood, feces, urine and fluid samples to outside laboratories or researchers.
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing systems including receiving send out results.
  • Assist the Laboratory Technician with laboratory duties as needed.
  • Coordinate Laboratory activities as needed.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

 

  • JOB EXPERIENCE
    • At least one year of experience in a clinical or biological research laboratory, or related training or coursework. 
  • EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
    • Associate's Degree Two Year Technical Degree or similar required.
    • MLT - Medical Technician - Certified from ASCP Registered Veterinary Technician
    • Certified Veterinary Technician-NAVTA Medical Lab Technician  
  • SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    • Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment.
    • Ability to maintain clear and concise laboratory documentation.
    • Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to use moderately complex computer systems.
    • Ability to work effectively with others.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks.
    • Knowledge and ability to handle biohazardous materials and potentially zoonotic samples.

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA
  • Position Type: Full-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Regular Position

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

 

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

 

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER

 

At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences. Diversity is vital for the benefit of our employees, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.

 

SDZWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SDZWA will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

 

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

Be an ally for wildlife by joining our team!

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