30+ days ago
The Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) has a current opening for a full-time Medical Technologist to work to support the research being conducted by Glen Hansen, PhD at Hennepin Healthcare's HCMC.
This position is a research position for a microbiology and infectious disease-based research laboratory located onsite at Hennepin County Medical Center. The proposed candidate will work collaboratively with our research team and the clinical microbiology laboratory on two projects targeting to artificial intelligence of urine culture screening AND examination of a novel molecular approach to detecting sepsis directly from bloodstream samples.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, however the ideal candidate would have experience in clinical microbiology and/or experience in performing manual PCR set up.
Effectively and safely performs routine and special complex laboratory tests, procedures, and examinations. Perform phlebotomies and process blood, urine, stool and biological specimens. Perform specimen processing/storage/shipping functions. Perform data entry and informed consent. Prepares specimens for qualitative and quantitative analysis. Works to support microbiology and molecular diagnostic research studies. Performs routine instrument checks and maintenance. Maintains inventory of reagents, media, and other lab supplies. Transports collected specimens from sites on campus and off campus when needed. May orient, train or teach, and give work direction to less experienced personnel. May be asked to work with medical students, residents and fellows.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be a Bachelor's degree with a Medical Technologist (ASCP) or equivalent registry as a Medical Technologist. Individuals with clinical laboratory, public health, or undergraduate microbiology degree experience may also be considered.
Skill, Knowledge & Ability (SKA):
Requires interaction with a diverse population. Must possess a comprehensive science background and the ability to utilize a theoretical and applied foundation in natural science. Ability to adhere to institutional safety protocols, perform work independently with limited guidance within the established laboratory policy and procedures and with instruction given on all new or special assignments. Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and documentation skills. Must demonstrate high standards of attendance, punctuality, maintains confidentiality, and manages time efficiently. Experience with PCR preferred.
AA/EOE of Minorities, Women, Disabilities, Veterans