Medical Technologist Specialist, Molecular Development - Rochester, New York United States - 17295

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Job #: 17295
Title: Medical Technologist Specialist, Molecular Development
Job Location: Rochester, New York - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: Benefits/bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


TITLE:  Medical Technologist Specialist, Molecular Development


DEPARTMENT:  Microbiology, 40 hr.,  Day shift, Mon – Fri, rotating weekends/holidays



TITLE:  Medical Technologist Specialist, Molecular Development

DEPARTMENT:  Microbiology, 40 hr.,  Day shift, Mon – Fri, rotating weekends/holidays




Under the direction of the Chief Supervisor and Laboratory Director, oversees development of molecular assays within the Clinical Microbiology Labs. Function as a specialist assisting with validations, coordination of projects, development and monitoring of quality assurance and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Beyond mastery of standard laboratory protocol and methods, demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the theory, technical application, instrumentation and molecular aspects of clinical laboratory science and demonstrates thorough understanding of the clinical relevance of laboratory tests. Serves as technical consultant to medical personnel and other laboratory staff regarding laboratory procedures and interpretation of technical aspects of tests. May assist in supervisory duties, especially on weekends or in the absence of the supervisor.



Reports to Chief Supervisor and Laboratory Director of Microbiology Lab. May coordinate work of and train assigned staff.



Standard and complex laboratory equipment, office equipment, and PC and Lab Information System (LIS).


1. Performs duties of a Medical Technologist II with rotations through Microbiology Lab areas. 

    Weekend and holiday rotations consistent with other technical staff work schedules.   (~50%)

2. Additional duties (~50%):

  • Participates in development, maintenance and enhancement of molecular assays; performs test verification studies in accordance with NYSDOH submission packets, validations and writes procedure manuals. Maintains written and verbal communication with supervisors and lab directors.
  • Along with Microbiology Quality Assurance Coordinator, responsible for oversight of the quality

      assurance program for molecular assays:  establishment of curves, limits of detection, quantification,

calibration, verification, quality controls, reagent documentation, troubleshooting; ensuring that all

      aspects adhere to the established laboratory criteria, accurate performance, reliability and validity.

  • May assist in training technologists and other medical personnel.  
  • May assist in competency assessments for laboratory technologists.
  • Assists the supervisor in the review of test results and quality control to ensure accuracy, reliability,

      and validity. Investigates problems and initiates solutions either independently or in consultation with

      supervisor, as situation warrants. Keeps supervisor apprised of problems and actions.

  • May oversee work performance of others performing molecular assays and provide supervision of routine laboratory operations in absence of supervisor.
  • Assist in preparation for NYS/CAP inspections and audits.






Must be NYS licensed Medical Technologist (MT). Bachelor's degree in MT or related discipline and 6 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree in MT or related discipline and 3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  How to apply: on line.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree