Internal Application: Molecular Assay Development Specialist
Laboratory | Waterford Township, MI | Full Time
Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Technical Director and Laboratory Manager to facilitate the design and development of new molecular assays, including validation plans and associated timelines.
Execute validation of new molecular assays by performing experiments, completing data analysis, and effectively communicating progress and results to Technical Director and Laboratory Manager
Delegate additional validation tasks to other technical staff as needed.
Participate in regular data reviews with the Technical Director and Laboratory Manager.
Obtain necessary reagents and samples promptly for assay validations.
Maintain validation supply inventory by monitoring inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
Lead the development of appropriate quality metrics for each new assay to deliver optimum assay performance.
Train and support laboratory staff on new assays as they are brought online following validation.
Serve as a subject matter expert on laboratory procedures and a contact person for troubleshooting of assays and instrumentation.
Assist with problem resolution to technical and personnel issues that surface in daily laboratory operations.
Formulate process improvements to optimize and streamline workflows, including assay automation.
Maintains the laboratory in a constant state of compliance with all applicable accreditation standards.
Assumes all other job responsibilities of a Laboratory Scientist as needed.
Maintains safe and clean working environment that protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control, hazardous waste and other safety policies and protocols.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Performs other related duties as required and directed.
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related fields.
MT/MLS (ASCP) or equivalent
Completion of internship program from an approved school of Medical Technology or school of Clinical Laboratory Science.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent laboratory skills
Excellent analytical mindset and troubleshooting skills
Strict attention to detail and quality procedures
Strong organizational and communication skills
Commitment to both our clients and their patients to provide the most accurate test results possible, in a timely fashion
A strong understanding of HIPPA regulations