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Molecular Microbiologist

Real Diagnostics Reisterstown, MD

  • Salary $60,000 to $85,000 Annually
  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

We are seeking a Molecular Microbiologist to join our team! You will be responsible for performing medical tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases.

The ideal candidate possesses a working knowledge of molecular biology with experience in the performance and application of techniques including DNA extraction, conventional and real-time PCR, NGS and other molecular diagnostic techniques, and QC/QA. Experience with in-house molecular diagnostic assays, clinical microbiology, quality control/assurance, and/or troubleshooting is required, as is the ability to follow standard protocols and to independently perform laboratory routine testing in the area of molecular pathology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare human biological material for analysis. This may include body fluids, blood, and tissues.
  • Collect and organize blood, tissue, and other bodily fluid samples from patients
  • Prepare samples for routine testing and analysis
  • Properly record results for further analysis and easy reference
  • Analyze test results for acceptability against set controls and enter findings into the computer database
  • Monitor inventory samples and supplies
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Work under the supervision of a medical technologist
  • Maintain daily/weekly logs and QC documents for assays and equipment
  • Monitor performance of equipment by implementing QC standard operating procedures
  • Help inventory maintenance by monitoring inventory levels of reagents and consumables, providing alerts to lab manager if needed
  • Assist in the development of clinical assays and the validation
  • May perform receiving, accessioning, and client relations duties as assigned
  • Prepare standard operating procedures (SOPs) as instructed for all platforms
  • Monitor assay performance through external quality assessments and provide technical support
  • Develop and validate molecular diagnostic assays
  • Maintain meticulous electronic and paper records of laboratory activities
  • Examine new technologies for the clinical diagnosis of pathogenic microbes


  • Previous experience as a clinical technician or in other related fields
  • Familiarity with common medical terminology
  • Experience in a laboratory setting
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be able to perform evaluation, validation and verification testing to implement new technology including limitations of testing, reference methods, cross-reactivity, sensitivity, specificity, appropriate test utilization, and interpretation of results
  • Must be able to perform highly complex procedures accurately and efficiently according to written protocols. Must be able to work cooperatively as a member of a team and maintain a positive humanistic attitude. Must be able to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Toxicology (or related fields) and at least two years of previous clinical experience.
  • No clinical experience is required for advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) with assay development in Molecular Diagnostics.
  • Two years recent work experience and technical knowledge of microbial methodologies including PCR and other molecular techniques preferred
  • Knowledge of infection control practices and use of laboratory tests to support this area is required

Real Diagnostics

Real Diagnostics provides a solution for identification and treatments of complicated Urinary Tract Infections. Our mission is to provide meaningful solutions to clinicians and to improve the quality of patient care.


200 Business Center Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Reisterstown, MD
21136 USA


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