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Our UWMC Laboratory Support Services – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance site has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Trainee (also referred to as Medical Technologist). The selected candidate will perform testing in a state-of-the-art hematopathology laboratory. The results from these laboratory tests are used in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of hematopoietic disorders and pathological conditions. Testing is performed at a professional level.
Understand technical knowledge appropriate to laboratory section, master knowledge so that employee can work alone and perform all aspects of testing-processing samples and run samples on flow cytometers or sorter, extracting DNA, perform PCR, prepare libraries, pool and load on MiSeq sequencing instrument, analyze data from instruments and enter results into computers.
Assist in developing, following procedures and/or troubleshooting procedures and problems that may or may not include actual wet lab involvement, but requires a comprehensive understanding of laboratory testing gained from a foundation of medical laboratory science training and experience performing moderate to high complexity testing.
Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance to laboratory instruments and related equipment.
Assist in instruction and training of new employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and students.
Assist in the design, development and evaluation of new procedures and or processes.
Understand and apply a working knowledge of the laboratory information system (LIS) and other computer systems.
Understand quality control requirements and apply this knowledge to validate test results.
Perform laboratory work accurately.
Organize and prioritize workload; use efficient workflow processes.
Share knowledge by teaching students and training new employees.
Share responsibility for emergency calls, overtime, call back, and holiday coverage.
Perform other duties as required.
This position will be offered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee dependent upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Requirements for Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee: Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience
Eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Science certification examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, with successful completion and certification within one year from date of hire. Failure of Medical Laboratory Science graduates to attain certification within one year of date of hire will result in a recommendation for termination.
Requirements for Medical Laboratory Scientist 1: Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience
Current Medical Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division.
One year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee. Up to one year of on-the-job experience performing clinical testing in a Medical Laboratory Science Program externship may count towards the experience requirement.
Knowledge of flow cytometry principles.
Knowledge of monoclonal antibodies.
Experience of both clinical and research flow cytometer.
Knowledge of molecular biology principles.
Knowledge or experience next generation sequencing.
Laboratory experience with molecular techniques such nucleic acid extraction and PCR.
Knowledge of hematopoietic malignancies and the molecular/genetic abnormalities and cell surface antigens (CD markers) common to these cancers.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
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