The majority of the work will involve processing biological samples for clinical flow cytometry tests for lymphoid, non-lymphoid and malignant immunophenotyping. Training in laboratory protocols and results reporting will be provided. In addition, the responsibilities will include quality control/assurance, maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments. Dedication and commitment to patient needs, i.e. willingness to work overtime on emergency cases.
Processing biological samples for clinical flow cytometry tests for lymphoid: 20%, Non-lymphoid: 20% and Malignant immunophenotyping: 40%
Quality control/assurance: 10%
Maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments: 10%
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience in high complexity testing in a laboratory setting.
Ability to communicate in English with lab colleagues and outside personnel.
Personal responsibility and ability to work with minimum supervision.
A good degree of computer literacy (Word processing, Excel spreadsheets).
Impeccable record keeping skills, compatible with a clinical operation.
NY State clinical laboratory technologist 'CLT' license is a plus, but laboratory will train/sponsor otherwise.
Familiarity with Becton Dickinson hardware (especially FACS Canto) and software.
Prior experience in flow cytometry, immunology and/or tissue culture.
Full Time, 35 hours /wk. Schedule will be 9-5/ M-F during training and later structured to cover the afternoon shift (12-8PM), some flexibility can be discussed. Occasionally, unconventional working hours may be required (weekends, holidays, overtime) based on need.
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