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Entry Level Lab Technologist

  • Location: Pittsburgh, 15275
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 19 days ago

  • Sector: Scientific
  • Contact: Daniella Adinolfi
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 6466520984
  • Duration: 6 months 1 day
  • Start Date: 02/15/2021
  • Expiry Date: 19 March 2021
  • Job Ref: 21-03016

Shift 1 TuesdaySaturday candidates should be flexible for either working 10630pm or 31130pm Training schedule TBD may require some flexibility

Job Description Summary
Performs clinical laboratory tests and procedures to provide data for diagnosis treatment and prevention of disease in humans

Primarily responsible for clinical testing of SARSCoV2 specimens according to SOP
Accession and organize tests to be performed
Performs extraction and RTPCR for downstream analysis
Conducts quality control checks of nasopharyngeal anterior nasal and oropharyngeal swabs etc
Reviews quality control results for samples maintains legible work records and enters findings into the laboratory information systems
Prepares and properly labels reagents required for laboratory testing
Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment according to established schedule and procedure
Records on equipment log any repairs replacement and maintenance performed on laboratory instruments
Abides by laboratory safety policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned
The list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be substituted as necessary
Bachelors Degree in a physical science such as chemistry biology molecular biology or medical technology
01 year clinical laboratory experience Preferred experience in a BSL2 lab

Working Conditions describe office loading dock lab environment include shifts and any travel

Clinical and research lab environment exposure to blood borne pathogens must wear protective lab gear including lab coat gloves and completely closed footwear
Employee may be requested to work shifts other than daylight depending on the needs of the laboratory Weekend rotation will be required

Travel is not required

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit use a keyboard type and occasionally stand and move to other parts of the lab Must have manual dexterity to use lab equipment Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds