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SpecialtyVETPATH is hiring!

Are you a detail oriented, internally motivated, problem-solving team player with a passion for animals and science? 

We are a small veterinary pathology diagnostic and research laboratory operating in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle. Our hardworking team of non-conforming super-achievers thrives on good science with a twist of art and a lot of rock and roll.  Our core mission is to provide excellent diagnostics and research services while building long lasting relationships with our clients. 

We have the following openings on our team:
Technician’s Assistant – P/T & F/T 
Laboratory Technician – P/T & F/T

Technician’s Assistant

This entry level position will immerse you in the culture and experience of our closely integrated team of pathologists and support staff. You will be trained in a variety of lab assistant duties and overall business processes, allowing you to become an essential player in providing services to our veterinary and research clients throughout the world. The ideal candidate would have the ambition and ability to grow with the company and proactively contribute to our team. Creative thinkers and problem solvers of all types can find their place here.

Job Duties include:

  • Answer common questions from clients via phone and email quickly and efficiently
  • Develop familiarity with key clients/contact people when they call, demonstrate familiarity with their cases/clinic
  • Assist with charge tracking and invoicing
  • Package client supplies orders and new client welcome packs
  • Assist technicians with basic lab tasks and special projects
  • Track and receive incoming cases and prepare them for the workflow
  • General lab upkeep, following a daily routine

Required knowledge/skills/abilities:

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and also work well on teams
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and multitask with minimal supervision
  • Provide top-notch customer service
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong interest in veterinary medicine and/or biological sciences
  • Strong computer comprehension skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High school degree or equivalent

Location: Seattle, WA (Interbay Area)
Hours: 15-40 hours/week (TBD)
Schedule: Monday-Friday day shift, hours to be determined
Hourly Wage: DOE
Position type: Laboratory Assistant
Full time employees are eligible for paid time off and heath/dental benefits

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Laboratory Technician

Working closely with our pathologists and the rest of our team, technicians at SVP develop into multifaceted laboratory scientists, with opportunities to cross-train in cytology, hematology, histology, grossing of surgical specimens, trimming of research specimens, and immunohistochemistry. Experience and proficiency in at least one of these areas is desirable but not required to be considered for this position. 

In our small laboratory, customer service is an integral element of our culture. As such, technicians are also trained in customer service and overall business processes. This allows each team member to clearly understand and optimally perform their role in providing services to our veterinary and research clients throughout the world. The ideal candidate would have the ambition and ability to grow with the company and proactively contribute to our team. Creative thinkers and problem solvers of all types can find their place here.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cytology: staining slides, performing cell counts, basic chemical analyses, and slide preps for fluid samples
  • Hematology:  Staining slides, performing manual differentials
  • Histology:  Embedding, microtoming, staining and coverslipping slides for diagnostic and research cases; scanning slides; performing special histochemical stains
  • Grossing diagnostic caseload
  • Trimming research caseload
  • Immunohistochemistry: Performing routine and custom immunostaining assays; working with the pathologists to optimize and validate new antibodies for diagnostic applications and research studies

Shared Responsibilities:

  • Laboratory equipment cleaning and basic maintenance
  • Maintaining department supplies
  • Slide filing, block filing when needed
  • Client services via phone, email, recode
  • Charge checking and invoice support as needed
  • General lab cleaning
  • Daily lab upkeep

Required knowledge/skills/abilities:

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and also work well on teams
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and multitask with minimal supervision
  • Provide top-notch customer service with clients
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • College degree or equivalent work experience in either veterinary medicine or biological sciences
  • Strong computer comprehension skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Location: Seattle, WA (Interbay Area)
Hours: 25-40 hrs/week (TBD)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, +/- rotating Saturdays; hours TBD 
Hourly Wage: DOE
Position type: Laboratory Technician
Full time employees are eligible for paid time off and heath/dental benefits

Please send your resumes and cover letters to hr@specialtyvetpath.com. Please include your potential availability/ideal work schedule. 

Do you think you would be a great fit for our team, but don’t quite see the job opening that you are looking for? Send us your resume and cover letter, and give us some more information about what skills you can contribute to our team. We are growing and our staffing needs are changing, so there may be a place for you here now or in the future.

 

We are all on the same team:

Team Patient