HJF is seeking a Serology Medical Technologist (multiple positions)to support the Diagnostics and Countermeasures Branch (DCB) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DCB.
Performs serological and immunological testing in a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited laboratory. Will perform standardized procedures in strict accordance with laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs). Will be responsible for preparing and analyzing samples, operation and maintenance of state-of-art instrumentation, and ensuring adherence to all Quality Control procedures in support of clinical diagnostic and clinical research initiatives.
Performs serological and immunological assays for HIV detection and confirmation in high throughput laboratory. Performs specimen processing and rejection in accordance with laboratory SOPs, manufacturer guidelines, and CAP/FDA regulations. Reviews/verifies all raw run data, all quality control documents, and ensures all regulatory compliance standards are met prior to submitting to Serology Team Leads or Serology Technical Supervisor for approval. (50%)
Performs and documents all weekly, monthly, semi-annual, annual maintenance and quality control procedures for instrumentation. Prepares quality control solutions, reagents, media, and specimens for analysis in clinical diagnostic and clinical research assays. (25%)
Ensures proper handling of samples in accordance with assigned SOPs including, but not limited to, proper data entry, specimen handling, storage, retrival, aliquoting and disposal of specimens. (10%)
Identifies problems that may affect test performance and reporting of patient results; corrects the problem and immediately notifies the Lead Techs and/or Technical Supervisor. Assists in resolving assay discrepancies, troubleshooting and completing occurrence reports. (5%)
Coordinates and performs the validation of new assays, equipment, and materials as required; with the Team Leads, Technical Supervisor and Quality Assurance Group. (5%)
Perform other duties as needed such as training folder, inventory, and compliance with all safety and quality assurance program requirements. (5%)
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent laboratory and technical skills. Ability to work independently once trained, excellent record keeping ability, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to identify areas for process improvement for better efficiency.
Minimum Education: Highschool diploma or GED is required. Associate degree is preferred.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0-2 years of relevant work experience required.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Certified Medical Technologist by ASCP or equivalent certification preferred.
Work Environment: Evening, holiday or weekend work is regularly required. Set in a laboratory work environment.
Background/Security: Must have lived in the U.S. 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/ Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Internal Number: MEDIC02179
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