Department: Center for Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine (CAPMM)
The George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine in the College of Science, is looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals for multiple part-time Laboratory Technician/Technologist job openings. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Center:
The Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine in the College of Science has a mission to: a) create new technologies and make basic science discoveries in the field of disease pathogenesis, and b) apply these discoveries and technologies to create and implement strategies for disease prevention, early diagnosis, and individualized therapy. The primary emphasis of our disease research is cancer and infectious diseases. Our CAP/CLIA accredited laboratory bridges translational research and clinical diagnostic testing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAP/CLIA laboratory is providing COVID testing services, in addition to on-going research.
The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Laboratory Tech serves as the primary technical personnel performing COVID-19 testing. In this capacity, the incumbent serves as the primary COVID-19 testing staff; performs troubleshooting and quality control for COVID-19 testing, maintains adequate reagent and supply inventory, autoclaves waste, recycles material, processes specimens, pick-ups packages/deliveries, communicates all issues with laboratory team and supervisors, ensures compliance with applicable CAP/CLIA accreditation regulations and all federal, state, and local laws, and abides by university and laboratory SOPs and policies.
The duration of the appointment is 1 year and subject to renewal, dependent on satisfactory performance and continuation of funding.
Knowledge of laboratory mathematics and statistics sufficient to establish quality controls, troubleshoot procedures and equipment, calculate and correlate test results, and set up and implement new procedures;
Demonstrated knowledge of quality control and quality assurance of clinical diagnostic testing;
Ability to work in a regulated laboratory environment wearing personnel protective equipment for an 8 hour work day/shift;
Demonstrated experience in molecular biology and qRT-PCR;
Experience in maintaining reagent inventory;
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written english;
Ability to perform complex tests on biological specimens;
Ability to accurately and precisely use manual pipettes for pipetting in/out of 384 well plates;
Ability to analyze test results and make inferences based upon statistical data and contextual references;
Transcript evaluation verifying equivalency to a U.S. baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university;
Qualified to perform high complexity testing in a CAP/CLIA accredited laboratory;
BS/BA in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Biology, Biochemistry, or Life Sciences.
Special Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
Any one, or combination, of the following certifications, with maintenance of certification if applicable:
Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), ASCP Board of Certification;
Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA);
Molecular Biologist (MB), ASCP Board of Certification;
Technologist in Blood Banking (BB) ASCP Board of Certification;
Technologist in Microbiology (M) ASCP Board of Certification;
Specialist in Chemistry (SC) ASCP Board of Certification;
Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) ASCP Board of Certification;
Specialist in Microbiology (SM) ASCP Board of Certification;
Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA).
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
Excellent interpersonal communication skills with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders;
Ability to effectively navigate complex situations.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49102
About George Mason University
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