Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
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Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic's mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to all individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. At the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) and Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL), we aim to diversify our workforce and to create an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. By leveraging the strengths that each diverse individual and group brings to the table, we gain the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, we find better ways to meet the needs of our patients.
Provides care to animals used in support of lab project goals. Exercises independent professional judgment in the assessment of animal health and consults with veterinarians and investigators regarding appropriate diagnosis, therapy, and management. Assists in the planning, implementation, and modification of animal use in experiments. Works independently but interacts with consultant, staff, residents, medical students, and other personnel using the animal facilities to exchange information and resolve problems. Performs and assists others performing surgical procedures in the procedural room, administering anesthesia, and providing postoperative care. Performs technical analysis of specimens obtained from animals and uses independent professional judgment to interpret results. Maintains established cell lines for future use in animals (feeding, passaging, lifting, and cryopreserving). Trains residents/fellows/temporary lab personnel in laboratory animal methodology. Responsible for maintaining anesthetic, surgical equipment and medical supplies, including pharmaceuticals.
**A two-year commitment to this position is required**
Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, and 2 years previous experience with lab animal species required.
** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.
Certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technologist or Technician through the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science is desirable. Must be able to follow oral and written directions. Must have the ability to organize and carry out medical and surgical techniques independently. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Must be able to work well with others.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $24.37 per hour.
Monday - Friday, 6am - 2:30pm
No routinely assigned weekend shifts, but management reserves the right to add weekend shifts if necessary to accommodate future growth.
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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