At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our new and acclaimed Molecular Biology/Genetics Lab and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This Medical Technologist will be responsible for:
Performing a variety of moderately, highly complex diagnostic laboratory testing under general supervision in the laboratory. Performing specialized procedures in special laboratory sections unique to each laboratory's discipline.
Evaluating whether the results are abnormal/critical and taking appropriate action internally/externally according to laboratory guidelines. Recording results of tests with all supporting documentation for clinical interpretation.
Performing regularly scheduled quality control, preventative maintenance, and calibration of equipment according to laboratory guidelines. Performing all troubleshooting and repair.
Participating in department continuing education including training program expanding scope of knowledge.
Training and teaching laboratory personnel and other clinical staff. Communicating principle/theory to physicians and other professional staff. Contributing to department continuing education. Observing, guiding, verifying and checking documentation of less experienced lab personnel, as needed.
Assisting in the supervision of coworkers and acts as a lead as needed. Contributing to efficient workflow by taking initiative and filling in as needed. Assisting in schedule preparation, if needed.
Performing a variety of special projects or additional work as needed/assigned including
To qualify, you must have:
The ideal candidate possesses a working knowledge of molecular and cell biology with experience in the performance and application of techniques used in clinical molecular diagnostic testing including: DNA and RNA isolation, conventional and real-time PCR, quantitative and qualitative reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR), high-throughput DNA sequencing fragment analysis, other molecular diagnostic techniques and general assay validation and quality control/quality assurance. Experience with in-house molecular diagnostic assay design and development, including design of primers and probes, assay validation, quality control, quality assurance, and/or troubleshooting, is required, as is the ability to follow standard protocols and to independently perform laboratory routine testing in the area of molecular pathology. Experience working with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPE) is an advantage.
This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a major in biology or a related field with extensive training in molecular biology techniques and/or experience in clinical molecular diagnostics. ASCP Certification or eligibility for certification, as a laboratory specialist in molecular diagnostics (MB) is required.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.