MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Technologist - Molecular Diagnostic in Houston, Texas
The ideal candidate will be able to work a rotating shift of any 5 consecutive days Sunday – Saturday, 8.5 hour shift between 7:30am – 11:30pm and be MB ASCP certified or eligible.
To provide optimal patient care, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art molecular assays for cancer diagnosis and disease monitoring. Although our primary focus has been on various leukemia/lymphoma characteristic chromosomal translocations, gene rearrangements and chimerism analysis of post allogeneic blood/marrow transplantation, the scope is also expanding to oncogene mutations, microsatellite instability and loss of heterozygosity in solid tumors. Taking advantage of automated, high-throughput, fluorescence-based assays, our lab is able to accommodate a large volume of test requests and generate highly reproducible results within a rapid turn around time. To facilitate the transfer of new technology to clinical practice, we devote a team of highly motivated medical technologists to research development with the goal of taking the lead in the field of molecular diagnosis.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Performs all research and development of testing specific to the assigned section.
Remains knowledgeable and competent in all policies, procedures and protocols.
Ensures and verifies quality control data is appropriate to the requirements of developing clinical assays.
Troubleshoots and maintains laboratory equipment.
Adheres to CLIA and CAP Guidelines during development and validation of new assays or procedures.
Maintains competency in computer functions in assigned areas.
Follows section's inventory control system to assure effective use of supplies and reagents.
Complies with safety guidelines and procedures and adheres to regulatory mandates.
Remains responsible and accountable for all actions.
Enhances productivity and laboratory functions by demonstrating dependability.
Adjusts, prioritizes, and organizes work to achieve maximum productivity to meet the developmental demands of the section.
Adheres to attendance policy, begins work as scheduled.
Works independently, utilizes resources available to maximize efficiency.
Assists in the development of laboratory personnel and tests, to enhance laboratory functions.
Validates and evaluates new methodologies and tests with the help of Laboratory Supervisor and technical support.
Validates database for new software or new tests implemented in the laboratory.
Manages all customer service interactions with diplomacy, actively facilitating resolutions to problems and addressing the needs of clients both internal and external.
Bachelor's degree -OR- Bachelor's degree in Molecular Genetic Technology -OR - completion of an accredited Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science program. With Bachelor's degree, one year clinical lab experience. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 125947
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 48,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 64,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 81,000