Molecular Assay Technologist

  • location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $40,000 - $43,000 per year
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Molecular Assay Technologist

job summary:
This is an entry level position for the Molecular Assay testing laboratory. The Molecular Technologist - Assay I works independently but closely with the technical staff, leads, supervisors, and other departments to perform routine testing within the laboratory. The Molecular Technologist - Assay I independently executes routine tasks as trained. The Molecular Technologist - Assay I may be asked to participate in processes for clinical research or development projects as needed. This position reports to the Laboratory Assay Supervisor.

location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
job type: Permanent
salary: $40,000 - 43,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
  • Enters data completely and accurately into the Laboratory Information System (LIS).
  • Documents all quality control activities, instrument maintenance, and calibrations daily.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve workflow and/or documentation.
  • Documents incidents and corrective action according to established procedures.
  • Participates and provides information for incident investigations and assists in performing corrective action under the direction of the laboratory management team.
  • Ensures all reagents are used within stability and properly labeled with expiration dates as required by SOPs and CAP/CLIA regulations.
  • Assists laboratory inspections as required by the laboratory management team.
  • Conducts all activities to protect patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA.
  • Ensures that all activities and procedures are conducted according to established laboratory procedures and CAP/CLIA guidelines.
  • Identifies and reports unacceptable or abnormal performance to the supervisor or lead.
  • Monitors inventory closely to maintain required levels.
  • Maintains laboratory cleanliness and uses universal precautions while working in the laboratory.
  • Performs test analyses daily and reviews quality records as required.
  • Performs molecular biology bench-work, including but not limited to: PCR set-up, library preparation, Indexing, NGS sequencing, automated blood counts, and hemoglobinopathy testing as trained following laboratory established SOPs and quality standards with minimal supervision.
  • Operates automated liquid handling instrumentation to execute complex high-throughput procedures and troubleshoot as trained according to SOPs.
  • Solves routine problems independently within established troubleshooting processes.

    • Performs other tasks and duties as directed by laboratory management.
    • Follows Company policies and procedures at all times.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of both the practice and the laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in prioritizing daily workload to accomplish deadlines and meet department goals.
  • Must exhibit comfortable interaction with technical staff and other departments.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects with other members of the team.
  • Contributes as a member of the laboratory team with precision and accuracy.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in notifying appropriate staff of deviations from process and unusual results or events.
  • Capable of identifying problems using analytical skills to determine the required corrective action.
  • Accurately and efficiently performs tasks at all times, including the completion of laboratory documentation.
  • In accordance with HIPAA, this position must maintain the confidentiality of the patient in all circumstances as well as company confidentiality. Ensures the confidentiality of all patient data is maintained.
skills: GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Sample Preparation, Sample Testing, Sanitation, LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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