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 Job Description

This position provides clinical support for the FIA-SC laboratory in the Newborn Screening Unit. The successful candidate will:

  • Perform testing on all newborns to detect disorders such as Sickle Cell (SC), Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH), Galactosemia (GAL), and Biotinidase deficiency using dried blood spot specimens derived from a heelstick or whole blood.
  • Perform Isoelectric Focusing (IEF) electrophoresis and cation-exchange High Performance Liquid Chromatography for SC, fluoroimmunoassays (FIA) for CAH, CF & CH and enzyme-linked immunoassays (EIA) for GAL & biotinidase deficiency.
  • Use semi- and automated instrumentation, pipetting, and extensive use of computers and computer-driven instrumentation.
  • Perform hands-on maintenance, repairs, and trouble-shooting of instrumentation.
  • Work with automatic blood spot punches, extensive data interpretation and application of comprehensive quality assurance protocols and activities.
  • Evaluate, validate, and implement new methodologies to detect and characterize disorders that require early intervention to improve patient outcomes and will assist the General Supervisor and the Unit Manager in developing, maintaining, and updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) utilized.

Degrees wanted: Bachelor's degree and/or above in the fields of medical technology, clinical laboratory science, microbiology, biological science, or chemistry. Degrees outside of these fields will not be considered due to federal regulations (candidates must meet CLIA '88 requirements for testing personnel in a high complexity laboratory).

No engineering or social science majors, please!