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Works as a Developmental Specialist and supports the specialized developmental track job responsibility. Performs and interprets tests at all complexity levels. Demonstrates an understanding of the theory and scientific principles of laboratory testing as well as the technical, procedural and problem-solving aspects.
The person in this position will be responsible for developing and validating assays that will be transferred to the clinical laboratory. Candidates must have experience in flow cytometry.
The Development Specialist must be self-motivated, highly organized and able to work independently exercising strong problem-solving and decision-making skills. A successful candidate will have exceptional multi-tasking and communication skills that include experience with project management and results presentation. A strong background in flow cytometry is essential for the understanding required to execute projects and troubleshoot experiments.
Assists in the validation and verification of new assays under the direction of the Medical Director.
Performs validation and verification analysis, collects and analyzes data and prepares for Medical Director review.
Writes technical procedure, submits to Medical Director for review and the Laboratory Director for approval.
Trains medical technologists in new testing procedures.
Assists with implementation of newly developed clinical tests.
Participates in the development and presentation of technical papers and posters.
Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, and test analysis.
Performs laboratory testing in a compliant manner.
Maintains regulatory knowledge and awareness as it pertains to specific job duties.
Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies.
Documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
Takes action regarding any quality control or quality assurance issues as it pertains to specific job duties.
Maintains instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.
Documents practices and maintains clear and legible records.
Plan, track and collaborate using project management software.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from a four-year college or university.
OR Meets the CLIA qualifications for high complexity testing personnel grandfathering clauses. See Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, 493.1489(b)(3), 493.1489(b)(4), 493.1489(b)(5), 493.1491 Standards; High Complexity Testing Personnel Qualifications.
Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided.
Education will be verified.
Education outside of the United States requires diploma/transcripts translated into English and proof of foreign equivalency from by an HHS approved agency or nationally recognized organization such as NACES (National
MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) eligible preferred.
SCYM Specialist in Cytometry is preferred.
Complexity of Work
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Two years of experience in a clinical or related laboratory environment required.
Preferred qualifications: Experience with development and experience with flow cytometry instrumentation.
Physical demands include: Visual acuity to study specimens under a microscope.
The ability to distinguish colors.
Fine motor skills and manual dexterity to handle specimens and lab equipment required to process specimens and repair equipment.
May be required to stand for long periods of time.
Light lifting may be required.
May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, etc.
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