uring the height of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of leading experts came together to launch the Pandemic Response Lab (PRL) which was announced by NYC’s Mayor De Blasio in August 2020. As New York City reopens, we recognize the need for fast, accurate and widespread testing. Based in the Alexandria Center for Life Science in Manhattan, PRL is a state of the art high complexity lab dedicated to processing COVID-19 tests with results within 24-48 hours.
We are currently looking for full-time Medical Laboratory Technologists for all shifts (8 hours each). Must be able to work weekends and holidays
**We are offering a 5k sign-on bonus for licensed technologists**
The Medical Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for the daily testing of patient samples in all areas of the clinical laboratory according to established policies and procedures including the operation of computerized and automated instrumentation, quality control and maintenance, quality assurance and test results distribution.
Must be able to work weekends
Benefits eligible on your start date
Background and drug test post-offer
Essentials Job Responsibilities
Daily testing of patient samples in all areas of the clinical laboratory according to established policies and procedures
Operation of computerized and automated instrumentation, quality control and maintenance, quality assurance and test results distribution
Picks up samples from accessioning and sorts samples into appropriate racks
Sorts samples and distributes them to the appropriate setup hood
Manages specimen library within established time frames
Prepares samples for processing for RNA Isolation or RT-PCR processing
Unpacks and stores reagents and supplies
Inventories and orders warehouse supply items
Decontaminates work areas as designated
Maintains work area in clean and organized condition
Follows all PPE requirements
Maintains designated laboratory equipment
Uses various laboratory computer systems for labeling, inquiry, crediting, and resulting as needed
Disposes of biohazardous and chemical waste
Discards specimens weekly
Possess a current Clinical Laboratory Technologist License issued by New York State*; and
Meet one of the following requirements
Be a doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, or doctor of podiatric medicine licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, or podiatry in the State in which the laboratory is located or have earned a doctoral, master's or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution;
At least 60 semester hours, or equivalent, from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, include either -
24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses; or
24 semester hours of science courses that include -
Six semester hours of chemistry;
Six semester hours of biology; and
Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination; and
Have laboratory training that includes either of the following:
Completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, the CAHEA, or other organization approved by HHS.
At least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
Have previously qualified or could have qualified as a technologist under § 493.1491 on or before February 28, 1992;
Experience with the following preferred: automated process experience
*If you meet all requirements for licensure as a clinical laboratory technologist, except the licensing examination, please feel free to still apply. We will assist you in the application process within the first few weeks of employment.
Opentrons and Reopen Diagnostics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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About Pandemic Response Lab
PRL receives test samples from public and private hospitals, clinics, leading sample collection health companies, and other testing facilities. From there, automated assembly lines of robots conduct ‘gold standard’ RT-qPCR assay analyses on the samples. PRL also conducts whole and targeted genome sequencing on a subset of samples for surveillance testing. Results are quickly returned to testing facilities and public health authorities are immediately alerted to the presence of new variants and clusters.