Serology Medical Technologist I (Multiple Openings) - Diagnostics and Countermeasures Branch - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Silver Spring, Maryland

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HJF is seeking a Serology Medical Technologist I to support the Diagnostics and Countermeasures Branch located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the DCB.

The Serology Medical Technologist I will be a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited HIV Diagnostics and Reference Laboratory (HDRL) team providing clinical laboratory support to the Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities, US Army European Command, US Army Central Command, US Military Entrance Processing Command, and US Military research initiatives.

Responsibilities:
  1. Performance of serological and immunological assays for the screening and confirmation of HIV (EIA, Western Blot, Geenius) in a high throughput laboratory in accordance with laboratory SOPs, manufacturer guidelines, and CAP/FDA regulations. (50%)
  2. Performs and documents all weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual maintenance on equipment required in order to perform the assigned testing accordingly. (25%)
  3. Ensures proper handling of samples in accordance with assigned SOPs including, but not limited to, proper data entry, specimen handling, storage, retrieval, aliquoting and disposal of specimens. (10%)
  4. Identifies problems that may affect test performance and reporting of patient results; corrects the problem and immediately notifies the Lead Tech and/or Technical Supervisor. (5%)
  5. Assists in resolving assay discrepancies, troubleshooting and completing nonconformance or occurrence reports. (5%)
  6. Ensures compliance with all safety and quality assurance program requirements and will document activities in accordance with established standards. (5%)
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent laboratory, technical, communication, and interpersonal skills; Ability to multi-task with keen attention to detail; fine motor coordination in manipulation of laboratory materials; must be able to stand and/or sit for lengthy periods during operation of equipment and data analysis.

Minimum Education: Highschool diploma or GED is required. Associate degree is preferred.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0-2 years of relevant work experience required.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Certified Medical Technologist by ASCP or equivalent certification preferred.

Work Environment: Set in a laboratory work environment. Evening, holiday, or weekend work is required.

Background/Security: Must have lived in the U.S. 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/ Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Silver Spring, Maryland

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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