Molecular Laboratory Technologist III

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA
Job Type: FullTime

Requisition Details


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Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: Staff_10336
Department Pathology/Microbiology 50000521
Business Unit College of Medicine
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; some evenings, weekends and holidays
Position Summary

Molecular Laboratory Technologist to develop and implement Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) compliant standard operating procedures, tests and methods in the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL). Performs testing and analysis of clinical and environmental samples, including the development, validation, evaluation and implementation of new diagnostic methods in molecular microbiology; proper operation of equipment and resources in relationship to select projects; and the collection, analysis and review of findings to provide recommendations relevant to the continuation and successful completion of projects. Works with NPHL directors, managers, and staff in the coordination of state and national programs that are relevant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activities for emerging infectious diseases and biological preparedness.

Position Details

Additional Information

Posting Category Healthcare
Working Title Molecular Laboratory Technologist III
Job Title Genetic Technologist L3
Salary Grade HC23S
Appointment Type B1 - REG MGR PROF SALARY
Salary Range $48,600 - $72,900/annual
Job Requisition Begin Date 04/26/2021

Required Education: Bachelor's degree
If any degree major/training is required, please specify the type. (NOTE: Concentration and minors are not equivalent to a major)

Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, or other laboratory related science field.

(Will accept a Bachelor’s of General Studies and a minimum of five years molecular biology experience in a research or clinical laboratory setting)

Required Experience 3 years
If any experience is required, please specify what kind of experience:

Molecular biology experience in a research or clinical laboratory setting.

(Will accept a Bachelor’s of General Studies and a minimum of five years molecular biology experience in a research or clinical laboratory setting)

Required License No
If yes, what is the required licensure/certification?
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
Required Other Computer Applications:
Required Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Skilled in research methodology and techniques.
2. Ability to analyze, document and interpret scientific and statistical data.
3. Ability to coordinate research activities.
4. Effective communication skills, initiative, teamwork and flexibility.
5. Individual will need to be able to work within a BSL3 high containment laboratory environment with Risk Group Level 3 pathogens as part of this job requirement.
6. Individual will be required to be on call.
7. Individual must be able to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) risk assessment to have access to and work with federally regulated biological agents (Select Agents).
8. Individual must be able to pass an N95 fit test.

Preferred Education: Master's degree or equivalent
If any degree/training is preferred, please specify the type:

Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, or other laboratory related science field.

Preferred Experience:

Four or more years’ progressive experience in a research or clinical laboratory setting with some experience in molecular biology.

Preferred License: Yes
If yes, what is the preferred licensure/certification?:

Certification of certification eligible by agencies such as the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) or the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

Preferred Computer Applications: Microsoft Access
Preferred Other Computer Applications: Sequence Navigator, Genbank, MacVector, Adobe Photoshop, Scientific analysis software and LIS systems
Preferred Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to establish testing priorities and ensure efficient use of time and resources.
2. Able to exercise independent judgment to resolve problems, and reports accordingly.
3. Knowledge of whole genome sequencing and current clinical microbiologic practices.
4. Experience in molecular biology relating to PCR and/or WGS.
5. Knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding public health laboratories.

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