Responsible for R&D, validation/verification of diagnostic tests, production implementation of tests, and a broad spectrum of troubleshooting in the lab environment. Work closely with management and Medical Leadership to explore, design, evaluate, test, and implement assays and platforms, demonstrate the feasibility of new products and technologies to enhance test menu and reduce costs. Conducts extensive testing in laboratory management systems (LIS), instrument interfaces, databases, and vendor-specific software. Translates projects into Project Management timelines and adheres to delivery dates while being flexible and adaptable to changes. Often solely responsible for implementation of multiple assays and instruments across several departments. Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance, and safety.
Education: BS Degree or higher in Chemical, Biological, or Physical Science.
Certification: None required, but MLS/MT certification preferred
Minimum – two years of laboratory training or experience or both.
Preferred – four or more years of laboratory training or experience or both in high complexity and high volume clinical test settings.
Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical reports and documents. Ability to write accurate and concise clinical documents, memos, and required correspondence. Ability to collect and analyze data using statistical methods. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and with laboratory clients and vendors.
Physical Requirements: Requires light to medium lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires manipulation of tools, objects, and equipment using the following physical motions: pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching above shoulder height, grasping with both hands, pinching with thumb and forefinger, twisting with hand and wrist, climbing under, lifting up, lifting down, and reaching under. Routinely requires coordination of two or more physical operations. Routinely requires visual discrimination of color, size, shape, and motility. Requires the ability to hear audible alarms on temperature monitored equipment and automated analyzers.
Environmental Demands: Works in temperature controlled environment with constant exposure to biological and chemical hazards. May be required to operate fire and safety equipment or follow other safety procedures in an emergency situation. May be required to work with time constraints and in crisis situations.
Must be able to successfully complete pre-employment background check and drug screen, EOE