Microbiology Laboratory, Bench Technologist, Day Shift
- Posted: over a month ago
Position & Client Overview: Our client is a large reference laboratory/hospital system with locations all over central VA and the United States. They seek medical technologist to work in both their 700 bed medical center and stand alone reference laboratory operation as a generalist on day shift.
Conduct examinations on specimens collected from patients and animals for bacterial, viral, protozoan and fungal infections.
Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
Dexterity and good eye-hand coordination are required to collect and prepare specimens
Follow instructions and procedures very carefully
Critical thinking skills to recognize problems and develop solutions or alternative approaches
Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance
Good interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
Plan and conduct complex research projects, such as improving sterilization procedures or developing new drugs to combat infectious diseases
Perform laboratory experiments that are used in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses
Supervise the work of biological technicians and other workers and evaluate the accuracy of their results
Isolate and maintain cultures of bacteria or other microorganisms for study
Identify and classify microorganisms found in specimens collected from humans, plants, animals, or the environment
Monitor the effect of microorganisms on plants, animals, other microorganisms, or the environment
Review literature and the findings of other researchers and attend conferences
Prepare technical reports, publish research papers, and make recommendations based on their research findings
Present research findings to scientists, non-scientist executives, engineers, other colleagues, and the public
Education, Certification, & Experience:
Bachelors degree with a major in biology, microbiology or another biological or physical science
Certification as a medical technologist (MT, MLS) through ASCP
HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law.
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