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


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.

Cytogenetic Technologist

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 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.

Education, License or Certifications Required

BS/BA in medical technology or related field and certification as a MT (ASCP), MT, (CLS (NCA), or CLSp (CG). A license or a willingness to obtain a license as a special analyst with the State of Tennessee is highly preferred. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, MPLN is located just minutes from Knoxville, Tennessee, home of the University of Tennessee and many cultural and recreational activities. 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.

Project Managers - Oncology clinical research

Are you looking for a critical role in a rapidly growing organization dedicated to improving healthcare and supporting innovative clinical research? Due to rapid growth, we have exciting opportunities for experienced project management candidates to play a crucial role in advancing our specialized laboratory diagnostic and pathology research services supporting phase I-IV oncology studies. This position provides an ideal opportunity to bring your experience to a new organization and help shape our future. Develop your career with Geneuity and be a key player in a dynamic, innovative, and fast-growing organization.

As a facilitator, communicator, and organizer, you will be a crucial member of our team and project management service. You will be providing a customer-focused point of contact for our clients at every stage of the project, ranging from proposal development to study award. In essence, you will manage and support the entire study lifecycle (startup, maintenance, closeout).

If you have a passion for project management, understand and have experience in oncology, pathology, specialized laboratory services, and excel in customer service, we would love to hear from you.

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.

Located in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, MPLN/Geneuity is located just minutes from Knoxville, Tennessee, home to the University of Tennessee and many cultural and recreational activities. This position can be office-based or remote (home-based), depending on a candidate’s experience and qualifications. The role would require approx. 10-20 % travel to the office, client meetings, and study kick-off meetings.

Experience and Qualifications

You must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience, with two or more years of experience working in a clinical laboratory, clinical trials, project management, customer management, or account management role, and hold a BS or BA in a Life Science or related field.

  • Oncology and specialist lab services, pathology, molecular, clinical trials experience preferred
  • Excellent communicator, customer service, and project management skills
  • 2 -3 years experience in a global central lab, CRO, or research-based environment
  • Experience in managing Phase I-IV multi-site clinical trials
  • logistics and data management experience preferred

You must have a working knowledge of Salesforce or comparable CRM, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and possess the ability to multitask, remain composed and even-keeled in stressful situations, and perform effectively despite shifting priorities, workload, and external pressures.

Key Roles and responsibilities – Job description

Study Set Up and Management

  • Liaise with commercial operations to develop project budgets and plans
  • Review of study protocols to ensure services are aligned with project goals
  • Writing of protocol-specific laboratory instructional materials (e.g., manuals, flowcharts, etc.) and participating in the preparation and maintenance of the laboratory specification documents
  • Plan and organize study initiation build and data base configuration, develop data transfer agreements (DTA) to client specifications
  • Coordination and facilitation with internal resources to ensure studies are executed on time and within budget – to include;
    • Commercial operations
    • Laboratory scientific and technical services
    • Sample management and logistics
    • Results and data management

Project Management Services for our Phase I-IV oncology clinical trials

  • Serve as a critical client interface for programs of work
  • Attend study kick-off meetings as needed and when required
  • Key client contact for projects providing weekly updates on agreed study quality and performance metrics
  • Ongoing study management through the project lifecycle
    • Ensure study budgets maintained
    • Ensure quality and timelines maintained
    • Develop and maintain essential quality and operations metrics
    • Communicate these internally and externally with client study teams

Client liaison & Key account management

  • Build and own client relationships for assigned study and serve as a liaison between sponsor and project teams.
  • Facilitate Communication with the Client.
  • Act as the single point of contact for the client, both responding and triaging communications.
  • Lead and participate in critical client-facing meetings (investigator meetings, study meetings, etc.).
  • Coordinate customer survey follow-up / ongoing health check calls and overall client relationship building.
  • Lead problem solving and resolution efforts in a timely, client-focused manner.

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.

Clinical Laboratory Assistant

Prepares laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. Unpacks specimens from branches or ports and routes specimens by type to various staging areas. Prepares all specimens received for testing in designated laboratory departments or locations such as staging of specimens, centrifuge, separate serum, and blood smears. Prepares excess specimen samples for storage and resolves and document problem specimens. Work schedule is Monday – Friday, but may be adjusted to Tuesday-Saturday based on need.


A four year degree in a science-related field or a field that emphasizes analytical thinking and problem solving is preferred.

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

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to process samples, set up and run assays (Next Generation Sequencing (NGS, molecular diagnostic testing including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based assays, etc.), 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.

Molecular diagnostics/NGS experience is preferred; however, the qualified candidate will have the opportunity to learn these assays on the job. Successful applicants will have a BS/BA or MS 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. (ASCP preferred.)
Located in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the laboratory is 20 minutes from Knoxville, Tennessee, home of the University of Tennessee and many cultural and recreational activities. We are minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that offers over 900 miles of hiking trails and abundant outdoor activities.

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. We also offer a generous relocation package. For more information about MPLN, visit https://www.mplnet.com.
Please forward a resume to our Human Resources Department at the following address: hr@mplnet.com. Please mention your interest in the MDx/NGS position.