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Visiting Medical Lab Scientist

Company: University of Illinois
Location: Rockford
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Visiting Medical Lab ScientistSHIELD IL Deployment UnitPosting Category:This position is for a highly educated scientist to work in a diagnostic clinical laboratory and process specimens utilizing PCR to diagnose COVID-19. This position requires excellent communication skills to help solve critical issues that may arise in a diagnostic clinical laboratory within a start-up environment. The Medical Laboratory Scientist is a member of the molecular laboratory team and helps solve critical issues that may arise in a diagnostic clinical laboratory.Additional responsibilities included:Follow testing procedures and policiesPerforming the required instrument maintenance and subsequent documentationFollow Quality Assurance procedures and documentationMaintain accurate laboratory records and dataPerform routine and complex procedures outlined in the SOP'sPrepare dilution buffers and create RT-PCR master mix solutionsLearn and understand robotic software Learn and understand various PCR-related softwareContribute/communicate with leadership and staff about quality control issues and projectsClean and disinfect laboratory spaces and equipment using molecular cleaning techniquesEnsure and communicate testing inventory supply needsHelp team with process and accession specimensEnter data from analysis of medical tests or clinical results into computerKeep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to the positionOther duties and responsibilities assigned by the Directors of Lab Ops/ manager/ supervisor(s)

Qualifications:Required:Bachelor's degree in the Life Sciences (verification of diploma and transcripts will be required)Preferred:Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, clinical lab science, or medical technologyKnowledge and Experience:Required: --- Ability to thrive in a team-environment and independently --- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand. --- Ability to lift larger packages up to 50 lbs. --- Must be able to work in full PPE for your entire shift --- Ability and skillset to follow SOPs and EOPs --- Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve technical issues while communicating effectively with laboratory staff and leadership team --- Critical thinking skills Preferred: --- PCR testing experience --- Six months working in a laboratory, CLIA lab preferred --- Experience with molecular, microbiology, or virology and single/ multi-channel pipettes --- Experience using LIMS (preferably designed by the University of Illinois) --- Experience using PNC (Point-and-Click, Electronic Health Record System) --- Experience using Gilson PIPETMAX robots --- Experience using VWR Ovens --- Experience using Gilson Platemasters --- Experience using the QuantStudio 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System, 384-well configuration --- Ability to lift containers of 50 lbs. or less, or the ability to ask for help within the laboratory --- Interest in a career in Healthcare, Science, Medical Lab Science, or Molecular Biology --- Some coursework in Molecular Biology Note: CLIA certified labs require transcripts, diploma, resume, and vaccination card to be kept on-site and electronically. Please gather these documents if you are offered an interview. Frequent Covid-19 testing on-site is encouraged for the safety of all employees.Appointment InformationThis is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position.Application Procedures & Deadline InformationFor full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by at .System Human Resource Services

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the System Human Resource Services, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at , or by emailing .Requisition ID: Job Category: Academic Professional

Keywords: University of Illinois, Rockford , Visiting Medical Lab Scientist, Healthcare , Rockford, Illinois

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