Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department currently employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - Hematopathology Division has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 2.
The Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 (MLS 2) will assist in evaluating, selecting and applying standard scientific procedures and techniques to implement novel flow cytometric and molecular assays for the clinical diagnosis, prognostication, and monitoring of patients with hematopoietic neoplasms. The MLS2 will work with the MLS Lead, director, and associate director of the Developmental Hematopathology team to determine objectives and variables to investigate in order to complete validations and minor adaptation and modifications to procedures for clinical trials and/or patient studies.
Under limited supervision, the Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 in the Hematopathology Developmental group will have the opportunity to assist in developing and performing novel flow cytometric and molecular assays for the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of patients with hematopoietic neoplasms. Tasks of this position are primarily focused on providing technical support of flow cytometry to the MLS Lead and MLS1. In addition, will assist directors in development of novel flow cytometry assays for the post-therapeutic monitoring and risk stratification of patients with acute leukemia. The assays are utilized in a clinical trial setting in collaboration with a number of national organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand and execute with mastery the technical knowledge appropriate to laboratory section; candidate should be able to work alone and perform all aspects of flow cytometry testing with proficiency
Provide technical support and assistance to MLS1.
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.
Assist in coordinating activities and scheduling of the Development subdivision.
Assist in instruction and training of new employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, students, and other personnel as determined by Director or Associate Director.
Assist in monthly quality control review and quality assurance activities.
Assist with obtaining documentation and maintenance records for audits.
Assist in the design, development and evaluation of new procedures and or processes.
Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance to laboratory instruments and related equipment.
Provide direction for change and foster innovations and improvements.
Communicate with laboratory affiliates and clients in an effective manner.
Assist in test & validation reporting and interpretation.
Share responsibility for emergency calls, overtime, call back, and holiday coverage.
Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Requirements: Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory OR equivalent education/experience
Current Medical Laboratory Scientist certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division
Two years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent experience.
Two years of experience in Flow Cytometry or specialty Hematology field.
One to two years experience performing Next Generation Sequencing.
Strong organizational and documentation skills suitable for a FDA inspected laboratory.
Experience with research and development.
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