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.

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Human Resources
Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network
250 E Broadway
Maryville, TN 37804

Current Positions

Help Desk Specialist


The Helpdesk Specialist assists with oversight and operation of the IT Helpdesk Ticket System. Day-to-day tasks for this role include responding to helpdesk tickets as they are generated, reaching out to users as needed for assistance with IT Helpdesk issues, summarizing Helpdesk Ticket issues in the IT Helpdesk Ticket System itself, and being available to the physical location of an IT related issue to provide hands-on assistance. The Helpdesk Specialist additionally works alongside others in IT to assist with IT operations as necessary.

Primary responsibilities

  • Oversee the IT Helpdesk ticketing system
  • Respond to IT Helpdesk tickets in a timely manner
  • Reach out to users who have put in IT Helpdesk Tickets via phone, text chat, email, or in person for assistance as needed
  • Be available to assist with IT issues on-site, in both office and laboratory areas
  • Setting up new IT equipment including computers, laptops, and peripheral accessories
  • Assist users remotely with software
  • Troubleshoot IT issues to produce solutions
  • Assist other aspects of the IT department as needed, including operations and new projects
  • Follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelor's or Associate’s degree in a relevant Information Technology program is preferred but not required. Previous work in servicing IT equipment is strongly encouraged.

Key Competencies

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Eager to Learn
  • Planning and organizing
  • Attention to detail

Cytogenetic Special Analyst - Chromosome / FISH Analysis


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.


  • Accurate and timely microscopic analysis of FISH and chromosome structure and number
  • Familiarity with automated karyotyping system and ability to generate karyotype report
  • Assists in additional projects as assigned by the Laboratory Director
  • Supports quality control and quality improvement
  • Perform essential functions in a timely, accurate manner
  • Organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Good oral and written communication skills


  • BS/BA in medical technology or related field and certification as CG (ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) or MT(ASCP).
  • One or more years of experience in general medical laboratory procedures. This may include experience obtained during training.
  • Experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory preferred


  • Licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Special Analyst - Cytogenetics (optional per new TN amendment)
  • 12 hours continuing education credits per year

Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Research Assistant


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.


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.