MPLN offers employment opportunities in diagnostics (molecular, cytogenetics, flow cytometry, anatomic pathology) research and clinical trials, business development, sales, marketing, client services and operations. Located in the foothills of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, the laboratory is 20 minutes from Knoxville, Tennessee and offers a flexible benefit package that includes a 401k plan, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as short and long term disability options.
Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network
250 E Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The cytogenetic special analyst performs routine cytogenetic and FISH procedures according to well-defined and preset criteria. These procedures consist of, but are not limited to, performance of microscope analysis of chromosome/ FISH preparations, interpretation and description of the karyotypes using proper ISCN nomenclature, performing quality control procedures according to established standards.
There is a possibility that this position can be remote. Remote employees must have or be able to get high speed internet.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Research Assistant (RA) works primarily within the Geneuity Clinical Research Services (GCRS) department under the direction and supervision of the Senior Research Associate and/or GCRS directors. The main duty of the RA includes performance of cellular and molecular clinical trial testing to support MPLN’s R&D clinical trial services. The RA may be cross trained to other departments based on current testing service needs as well as RA experience and interests.
Must be willing to work Saturday rotation or Tuesday – Saturday shift.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs cellular and molecular biology assays such as PBMC processing and isolation, ELISAs, and PCR. The RA must be able to test clinical trial specimens in strict accordance with study-related training and protocols. Associated with these duties includes meticulous record keeping related to all aspects of the study, proper handling and storage of study specimens, and the preparation and maintenance of laboratory supplies.
Performs other duties, which include, but are not limited to:
Routine maintenance of laboratory equipment
QA/QC monitoring and reporting according to current MPLN SOPs
Inventory control of reagents and supplies
Careful filing of all papers, test results and electronic files
Completion of specimen-specific data packets
Works as a team with other techs to balance workload
Performs support and educational/training duties
Demonstrates the ability to perform maintenance and minor troubleshooting of routine laboratory equipment.
Maintains adequate supplies of reagents and designated control materials for assigned testing duties.
Maintains neat and accurate records of all problems and corresponding actions taken.
Prepares reagents according to procedure in a timely manner.
Demonstrates the ability of perform all necessary functions in the LIS.
Gathers data for quality metrics as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field.
1 year of cellular or molecular biology laboratory experience preferred.
Applicants must be able to pass a drug screening and background check.
MPLN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.