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Histology Laboratory Technician

As a Histotechnologist or Histotechnician at IDEXX you’ll have the opportunity to use your HT and HLT skills in a whole new way. You will be a key contributor at IDEXX, the global leader in veterinary diagnostic. Yes, you read that right, Veterinary Diagnostics!     

Histologists at IDEXX perform dissection, grossing, embedding, microtomy, special staining, and complex tissue diagnostics on veterinary samples from dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and all other pets big and small.  Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of pets? The pet owner counts on it!  

Want to learn more about what it is like to work in Histology at IDEXX? Check out what our employees have to say:  

In this Role:   

  • You will be preparing veterinary tissue samples for diagnosis.   
  • Depending on your knowledge and experience you will work on one or several of the following benches: Dissection, embedding, microtomy, and special staining. 

What Do You Need to Succeed? 

  • You have 1+ year experience working in a lab 
  • Previous experience with complex tissue dissection is a plus. 
  • Associates, Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.   
  • ASCP certification preferred. 
  • You have a positive attitude and love to bring that energy into the lab every day to support your colleagues  
  • You concentrate on the details and can work reliably and precisely  
  • You have a great sense of team spirit and responsibility  
  • Able to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a lab – standing and sitting for extended periods of time, phone & computer use, extended reach, lifting up to 50lb, and specific vision ability – close, color, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  

 You Can Expect From Us: 

  • Hourly wage starting at $27-35 based on experience. ASCP HT/HTL licensed candidates with industry experience may be considered for more advanced roles. 
  • ​Opportunity for annual cash bonus and merit pay increase consideration 
  • Health/Dental/Vision Benefits Day-One 
  • 5% matching 401k 
  • On the job training and career advancement opportunities
  • Additional benefits including but not limited to discounted pet insurance, mental health resources, paid days off to volunteer, employee stock program, foundation donation matching, and much more! 

Schedule:  We currently have two shifts available

  • Monday-Friday 10pm-6:30am
  • Monday-Friday (with rotating weekends) 6pm-2:30am

We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 talented people. 

So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement. 

Let’s pursue what matters together.  

IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. 

IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. 

This position will be based out of our Elmhurst, IL location.  

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Apply today!