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The Parasitology Lab Supervisor supervises day-to-day activities in an animal diagnostic reference laboratory unit/group/area/department, performing laboratory analyses and tests to diagnose various pet and other animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment. Supervises staff, assigning work and evaluating results. Contributes to the development of operating policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate would have experience hiring and performance management of teams of 10+ employees. Also, it would be a plus, if a candidate had technical experience in parasitology testing in a diagnostic lab setting and/or experience managing/supervising animal husbandry staff in a research or lab setting.

Schedule: This is a full time, overnight (3rd shift) position working Tuesday- Saturday 2am-10:30am.

Supervises day-to-day activities in a laboratory unit/group/area, performing laboratory analyses and tests to diagnose various pet and other animal illnesses, injuries and diseases in support of veterinarian animal treatment.
Supervises staff, assigning work, monitoring activities and evaluating performance. Resolves escalated issues. Administers employment actions, provides coaching and guidance to staff and promotes staff training and development. Provides input to department policies and procedures.
Leads work activities of the lab unit/group/area/department, planning and organizing work, providing for adequate staffing and resources and maintaining work on schedule so that ongoing customer satisfaction is maintained.
Communicates with other related departments to coordinate work and resolve issues as needed.
Contributes to maintenance of department diagnostic equipment and other technical resources. Coordinates with internal personnel, vendors and others as needed to resolve issues and maintain ongoing functionality.
Prepares reports, presentations and other information summarizing work activities. Prepares various analyses as needed to highlight issues and resolve questions.
Maintains knowledge of changes and developments in the industry affecting work activities. May participate in outside industry groups and forums related to business activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Adheres to and models the IDEXX Purpose & Guiding Principles.

Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required, preferably in Science-related field.
Typically 5-7+ years related work experience, with in-depth experience in the area(s) supervised.
Supervisory skills and ability.
Typically supervises moderate-size and/or less complex work group.
Typically supervises staff in a Regional/Core lab.
May supervise Bench/Associate Supervisors.
Ability to organize, prioritize and direct work activities.
Experience with the operations, testing and services of the area(s) supervised, including setting up, reading and releasing test results and troubleshooting equipment.
Extensive laboratory skills and experience.
Reasoning and analytical skills to resolve issues.
Communication skills, both verbal and written.
Personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
Extensive sitting, phone and computer use.
Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours.
Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers.
Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch.
May be required to lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers and Employees via telephone and in person.
Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person.
Fluency in the English language.
Extended hours may be required.
Some travel required.
Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present.
Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such chemicals is available from department supervision.

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