Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Clinical Lab Technician- Scientist
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About the Opportunity: The Clinical Lab Technician will be a member of a 4-person testing team at the Life Sciences Testing Center (LSTC) on Northeastern University's Innovation Campus at Burlington. The LSTC will carry out COVID-19 testing for the Northeastern community. Under the guidance of the General Supervisor, as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA the Scientist will be responsible for preforming only those tests that are authorized by the Laboratory Director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training, experience, and technical abilities. This is an 18-month term positions with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and business need.
Analyze clinical laboratory specimens following standard operating procedures
Assess the adequacy and qualities of specimens submitted for testing
Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results. Correct the problems or immediately notify the General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Clinical Consultant or Laboratory Director
Perform verification of proper specimen analyses vs. appropriate patient
Perform quality control oversight to ensure accuracy of clinical data
Validate test results through proper test parameters and QC metrics follow through
Perform calibration of specific lab instruments and document said data
Adhere to established quality control policies, including the documentation all QC activities, instrument calibrations and maintenance performed
Identify issues with equipment that may affect the accuracy or operation of testing equipment. Document all corrective action taken
Execute and adhere to all safety protocol relating to a laboratory, including handling of hazardous biological agents and chemicals as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; Hazard clean-up, as well as universal precautions and infection control procedures
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
Train laboratory assistants and junior staff on proper laboratory techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice
Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance
Bachelor's Degree or above in Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or equivalent. (Masters preferred)
Experience in a high-complexity diagnostic lab and dealing with human samples
Experience in and daily management of CLIA/CAP Accredited clinical laboratories
1 year of laboratory experience minimum
Manual bench PCR experience
RNA extraction preferred
NGS experience preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making capabilities
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 44
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.