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Medical Laboratory Scientist - Stem Cell

K.A. Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States
July 10, 2018

2nd shift

Tuesday-Saturday Schedule

On-Call Schedule (required)

Occupational Summary:

The individual filling this position in the Stem Cell Laboratory will be an integral

member of a team of physicians, nurses, physician extenders, and allied health

professionals providing clinical and laboratory services related to pediatric and adult

bone marrow transplantation. The Stem Cell Laboratory is a clinical laboratory not a

research laboratory.

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, hard-working, self-motivated individuals who

are willing to learn and work hard to support of our patients. We also want individuals

who want to stay in this field and who are willing to dedicate the time and effort needed

to become proficient and efficient in all laboratory duties assigned.


Candidate must have a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology or a related field

(Biology, Chemistry, etc).

Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) by a nationally-recognized agency (ie.

ASCP, AMT) is required.

Two years of experience (minimal) in general laboratory medicine to include flow

cytometry, hematology, blood banking, sterile technique, etc. all strongly preferred.

NOT considering MLTs for this high complexity laboratory position.

Skills needed:

Flow Cytometry skills including staining, acquisition, and analysis of samples.

Blood banking skills including manual and automated manipulation such as red blood

cell reduction, volume reduction, and plasma reduction of cellular products including

cord blood, bone marrow, peripheral blood progenitor cells, etc. used to support

patients undergoing autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

Processing, testing, volume reduction, and cryopreservation of cellular products.

Thawing of cellular products for infusion (dextran-albumin thaws, 37oC thaws).

Hematology skills needed to include, but not limited to, automated cell counts,

manual differentials, etc.

Experience using sterile technique desired to ensure that there is no cross-

contamination of the cellular products being prepared for transplant.

Experience in plating and enumeration of colony forming unit (CFU) assays that are

initiated for transplant-related products, when indicated.

Good pipetting skills required.

Detail-oriented, legible handwriting on source documentation required.

Must be able to follow Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Good Manufacturing

Practices (GMP) in the laboratory to meet regulatory requirements.

Strong computer skills needed to ensure accurate results are entered in respective data

bases; strong math skills needed to ensure calculations are confirmed for all results

reported in the medical records.

Excellent troubleshooting skills essential.

Exceptionally good communication skills required.

Ability to get along well with others.