Careers

Careers

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


Medical Technologist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) is a privately held, College of American Pathologists, New York State Department of Health and ISO15189 accredited molecular diagnostic laboratory specializing in oncology, infectious disease testing women's health testing and clinical trials.

Due to ongoing expansion, our laboratory has an immediate opening for a full-time Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist position in the Flow Cytometry Department.

This is a full-time day shift position - Monday through Friday with a Saturday rotation.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to process samples, set up and run assays (Leukemia/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping, Lymphocyte Subset Analysis, PNH, Various Clinical Trial Assays) on the cytometer, analyze data and report findings, while performing routine preventive laboratory maintenance, monitoring quality and documenting actions/findings. Requirements include the ability to articulate and effectively communicate and provide prompt and courteous service to all clients and staff.

Flow cytometry experience is preferred; however, the qualified candidate will have the opportunity to learn flow cytometry analysis on the job. Successful applicants will have a BS/BA in biology or a related field, excellent communication skills and have current licensure or be eligible for licensure by the State of Tennessee Department of Health-Related Boards as a Medical Technologist, General.

MT or CLS ASCP licensure required.

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

Proposals and Contracts Manager

Are you looking to develop your commercial and analytical business career in clinical trials? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced proposals and contracts manager to join our team in a rapidly growing organization dedicated to improving healthcare and supporting innovative clinical research in phase I-IV oncology studies.

Skills and Experience required

  • Scientific/laboratory/background, preferably in a central Lab or CRO, commercial independent clinical laboratory or hospital pathology or clinical research setting
  • Business and financial acumen with ability to prepare budgets and proposals to tight timelines.
  • A passion for on time delivery and a strong customer-oriented approach
  • Experience in clinical trials, understanding and interpreting protocols.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to liaise with all stakeholders to complete budgets and contractual documents to exacting quality standards and on time.
  • Experience with commercial CRM systems such as Salesforce.
  • Experience with commercial contracts MSA, LSA, work orders and task orders 
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize projects as needed in a team-based environment.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences or business studies

The proposals and contract manager will also maintain metrics and commercial data regarding proposals, awards, revisions, and business performance metrics. These important business data will play a key role in business growth and development and contribute to our company development and strategic business initiatives.

This position provides an ideal opportunity to use and develop your existing commercial, business experience in a new organization and help shape our future. Develop your career with MPLN/Geneuity and be a key player in a dynamic, innovative, and fast-growing organization.

The proposals and contract manager will be a key member of our commercial operations and business development team and work directly with other members of the MPLN/Geneuity scientific, operational and financial leadership team.

Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) and its research division Geneuity Clinical Research Services (MPLN/Geneuity) is a privately held College of American Pathologists, New York State Department of Health and ISO15189 accredited laboratory. We offer molecular pathology diagnostic laboratory and contract clinical research services specializing in oncology, infectious disease, women's health, and clinical trials.

With over 30 years of experience in the CAP/CLIA diagnostic laboratory and 15 years supporting oncology clinical trials as a contract research organization, our company is in line for significant, continued growth.

Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.
MPLN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Quality Assurance Manager

Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) is a privately held, College of American Pathologists, New York State Department of Health and ISO15189 accredited molecular diagnostic laboratory specializing in oncology, infectious disease testing, women's health testing and a growing clinical trials business.

MPLN is seeking a qualified Quality Assurance Manager to join our dynamic team. This position is 100% on site.

General Summary of Position

The Quality Assurance Manager oversees all aspects of the quality program at MPLN, Inc. to ensure quality activities meet or exceed the needs and expectations of internal and external customers, federal/state laws and regulations and accreditation standards, in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of MPLN. The QA Manager works independently to support all functional managers and directors and reports to executive management in a variety of formats.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Develops, administers and implements the quality system, which includes quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement activities.

Maintains up-to-date knowledge of and ensures compliance with regulatory agency requirements (e.g. CAP LAP, ISO15189).

Manages all controlled documents and assists colleagues with document review, revision, and formatting.

Establishes strategic plans, systems, policies and procedures at all levels for maintaining high standards of quality performance, reliability and safety.

Performs and reports on internal and/or external quality system audits, assessments or inspections.

Identifies and investigates non-conforming events, performs causal analysis, and suggests appropriate corrective actions and performance improvement plans.

Assesses effectiveness of quality initiatives.

Acts as a primary point of contact for external parties on matters relating to the quality system, including regulatory and client-sponsored facility inspections.

Educates and trains the leadership, staff and business associates about the quality improvement plan, and their respective responsibilities in carrying out the quality improvement program.

Leads, facilitates, and advises internal quality improvement teams.

Collects and summarizes performance data, identifies opportunities for improvement and presents findings to executive management and functional managers.

Assists in the collection of data for the quality monitoring.

Understands, anticipates, and prioritizes customer needs to allocate effectively limited resources.

Helps ensure a safe environment for all staff.

Promotes and maintains positive relationships with all contacts.

Facilitates resolution of conflicts and problems as appropriate.

Promotes effective interpersonal and interdepartmental relationships.

Adopts a team approach and acts as a role model in teamwork.

Maintains professional demeanor when serving both internal and external customers.

Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and cooperates with all contacts.

Demonstrates patience and tact when working with customers.

Willing to work beyond normal working hours, different shifts or different positions when necessary.

Maintains confidentiality of patient and laboratory information.

Adapts to working environment changes positively.

Utilizes work time, equipment and all supplies in a cost-effective manner.

Assists co-workers with job orientation, growth and development.

Contributes to innovation and continuous improvement of new ideas and better ways of doing things.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in science or a related field. Medical Technologist preferred.

A minimum of five years of experience in a regulated technical or clinical environment including at least two years exposure to quality administration.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint is required.

Familiarity with document management systems is preferred, specifically the MediaLab laboratory document management system.

Experience in clinical and/or clinical trial settings preferred.

Knowledge of statistics, data collection, analysis, and data presentation.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate cross-functional and multi-faceted teams to meet quality goals.

Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, accreditation standards, and good laboratory practice.

MPLN offers a flexible benefit package that includes a 401k plan, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability options as well as vacation time and medical leave.

Histotechnologist

Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) is a privately held, College of American Pathologists, New York State Department of Health and ISO15189 accredited molecular diagnostic laboratory specializing in oncology, infectious disease testing, women's health testing and a growing clinical trials business.

MPLN is seeking a qualified Histotechnologist to join our dynamic team.

General Summary of Position

Prepares histologic and immunohistochemistry slides from clinical and research tissues and cells for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologist.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Performs IHC staining based on established antibody datasheets and TOPs.
  • Possesses basic lab math/titration knowledge and pipetting skills.
  • Performs general Special Stains including H&E, PAS, trichromes, Congo Red, etc.
  • Embeds tissue as specified by pathologist for correct orientation.
  • Sections tissue according to established protocols for specimen/testing type.
  • Enters patient and testing information into database system.
  • Performs preventative, periodic and corrective maintenance on instrumentation per established protocols.
  • Uses good customer service techniques, with both clients and coworkers.
  • Works well with others in a team environment.
  • Possesses familiarity of medical terminology, computer literacy, and automated immunohistochemistry equipment operation.

Qualifications

  • Valid ASCP HT or HTL certification
  • Associates degree or higher in a science-related field
  • At least one year of Histotechnology experience

The work schedule for this position is M-F 8:30am – 5pm with rotating on call Saturdays and holidays.

MPLN offers a flexible benefit package that includes a 401k plan, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability options as well as paid vacation and medical leave.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Cytogenetic Technologist – Fish Analysis and Cytogenetic Specimen Processing

MPLN is seeking a qualified cytogenetic technologist to join our dynamic team.  The qualified candidate must be proficient in performance and interpretation of contemporary clinical cytogenetic testing that includes cancer as well as constitutional cytogenetic applications and must also be interested in the adoption of new technologies and methodologies (e.g. array CGH) to support the needs of a growing oncology service.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accurate and timely microscopic analysis of FISH and chromosome structure and number
  • Familiarity with automated karyotyping system and ability to generate karyotype report
  • Peripheral blood culture, bone marrow, tissue and In situ culture and harvest
  • Specimen log-in
  • Daily temperature checks of temperature dependent equipment including refrigerators, freezers, ovens, water baths
  • Daily CO2  and water level check
  • Slide-making and Banding technique
  • FISH/Paraffin hybridization
  • Load and unload Metafer
  • Hood/incubator cleaning
  • Use of hemacytometer
  • Preparation/storage of media and reagents
  • Use of fluorescent microscope
  • Operate pipettes and centrifuges
  • Change and read Fyrite
  • Operation and daily maintenance of microscope
  • Operation and daily maintenance of biological safety cabinet
  • Operation of Thermotron chamber
  • Operation of pH meter

ENVIRONMENTAL / WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work in well-lighted and well-ventilated work areas
  • Potential exposure to infectious agents
  • Potential for chemical exposure

PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
  • Ability for occasional stooping or kneeling
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard and manipulating pipettes
  • Communication skills using the spoken and written word
  • Requires eye/hand coordination
  • Ability to see within normal parameters and distinguish colors

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • BS/BA in medical technology or related field and certification as a MT(ASCP), MLS (ASCP) or MT(CG)

    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

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Special Analyst – Cytogenetics or eligible in accordance with the Tennessee Laboratory Licensing Act

    12 hours continuing education credits per year

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

Medical Technologist / Clinical Laboratory Scientist & Molecular Diagnostics / NGS

Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) is a privately held, College of American Pathologists, New York State Department of Health and ISO15189 accredited molecular diagnostic laboratory specializing in oncology, infectious disease testing women's health testing and clinical trials.

Due to ongoing expansion, our laboratory has an immediate opening for a full-time Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist position.

This is a full-time day shift position Tuesday through Saturday.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for performing all tests accurately, efficiently and within specified time limits.
Participates in evaluation of new testing methodologies or equipment.
Able to demonstrate understanding and ability to operate semi-automate and automate equipment.
Responsible for inclusion, monitoring and recording of quality control values.
Able to verify, submit for report generation and sign out test results.
Able to communicate essential information with ordering doctor/nurse/facility when necessary.
Participation in competency evaluations in all areas of responsibility.
Able to perform and document preventive maintenance and minor troubleshooting of equipment.
Able to communicate with sales and technical representatives when necessary.
Able to work safely with hazardous chemicals and infectious substances.
Assist with instruction and training of new personnel.
Monitor inventory of supplies and reagents and order when appropriate.
Actively participates in continuing education programs deemed necessary to job performance.
Actively participate in all QA/QC programs.
Understand HIPAA guidelines regarding confidentiality and medical information.
Performs specialized testing and research projects
Operates semi-automated and automated equipment as well as performing manual testing procedures.
Monitors specimen quality.
Reviews and reports test results and notifies the ordering physician as required by policy. 
Recognizes abnormal test results and reviews for accuracy and validity referencing any unresolved questions to the supervisor.
Evaluates quality control results to determine if they meet established criteria and initiates corrective action when out of limits.
Checks instruments for proper function and calibration before use and makes minor repairs or corrections as needed.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

At least 2 years experience as a Medical Technologist

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

BS/BA or MS in biology or a related field
ASCP MT Certification
Current licensure or be eligible for licensure by the State of Tennessee Department of Health-Related Boards
Molecular diagnostics/NGS experience is preferred
ENVIRONMENTAL / WORKING CONDITIONS
Work in well-lighted and ventilated work areas.
Moderate potential for exposure to infectious materials
Moderate exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances and/or hazardous materials.
Moderate potential for chemical exposure

PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS

Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Communication skills using the spoken word
Requires eye/hand coordination
Ability to see within normal parameters and distinguish colors
Ability to hear within normal range.
Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.

MPLN values a diverse and collaborative workforce and strives to provide a satisfying and stimulating work environment and offers a competitive benefit package that includes a 401k plan, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as short- and long-term disability options.

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