Laboratory Corporation of America Molecular Microbiology & Infectious Disease Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLS) in Raritan, New Jersey
As a Medical Technologist, you are responsible for patient specimens from receipt in the lab, through preparation and processing, and ultimately through data analysis and result interpretation. We rely on molecular methodologies to detect the presence of infectious diseases in patient specimens, delivering fast, accurate, and reliable diagnoses to clinicians. A combination of high-tech automation and demanding manual manipulation are used, resulting in the need for multidisciplinary-capable technologists.
Responsible for the operation, maintenance, and cleanliness of diagnostic equipment
Prepare, store, and retain patient samples and testing reagents safely and efficiently
Deliver diagnosis to clinicians in a fast, accurate, and reliable manner
Utilize high-tech automated equipment to perform daily job tasks
Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a large fleets of molecular biology equipment
Communicate with leadership on the specifics of your tasks and how they pertain to workflow
Troubleshoot issues and complete corrective action as needed
Maintain a clean and safe work environment
Bachelors degree Biology, Cell or Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, a degree as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, or a closely related concentration
One year experience in a laboratory environment is preferred
Strong knowledge of molecular biology fundamentals is a must
Previous experience with clinical laboratory automation platforms are a plus: Genprobe Tigris DTS, Roche 4800/6800/8800, Roche Ampliprep/Taqman, Roche MagNa Pure 96, Qiagen RotorGene Q, Qiagen RCS.
Familiarity and comfort with robotics and high-throughput automation
Proven aptitude for troubleshooting
Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
Ability to handle the physical requirements of the position
Multiple shifts available starting between 4:00am and ending at 10:00am
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.