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January 26, 2023
Lab Technologist – Diagnostic Immunology (Flow Cytometry/ Molecular)
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory is comprised of a team of highly skilled academic clinical scientists and laboratory personnel who provide comprehensive and esoteric testing for the diagnosis and monitoring of complex immunological disorders. The laboratory focuses on the validation and implementation of new diagnostic immunology testing through robust research and development.
The Diagnostic immunology Lab offers exhaustive immunophenotyping and immune function assays to quantitatively and functionally assess various immunologically relevant cellular subsets in blood, in the context of various immunological diseases. The lab also offers clinical assays for the assessment of biomarkers of inflammation and immune dysregulation, including cytokines and other soluble mediators.
The Laboratory Technologist is responsible for accurate and timely processing, performing complex multi-color flow cytometry, PCR and ELISA assays, data analysis and clinical reporting. The technologist will be routinely using 15-color CytoFLEX LX cytometers, QuantStudio™ 5 Real-Time PCR Systems and SpectraMax® iD5 plate readers for acquiring data for various assays. Data analysis tools will include Kaluza, FCS ExpressTM and ProQuantum™software. Additional duties include working with the R&D Scientists and Technical Specialists to complete training on assays currently in development and/or in validation to assist with implementation of new clinical tests as well as research-based testing related to patient care. Other tasks include laboratory maintenance tasks, including preventive maintenance, quality control and customer service. Each employee is expected to be a supportive link between laboratory customers and other areas within the department and project a professional image through telephone communication to internal and external Nationwide Children’s Hospital customers.
Schedule: Full time, Tuesday – Saturday, 12p.m. – 830p.m with on call rotation, Benefits Eligible
700 Children’s Dr
Columbus, Ohio 43205 United States
**Sign – On Bonus: $5,000 for New Graduates; $7,000 for at least 1 year of experience**
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• Performs routine and highly complex technical procedures that involve flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA and cell culture. Uses the laboratory information system in an adequate and timely manner for clinical reporting. Performs preventive maintenance and quality control with appropriate documentation and communication.
• Assists in process development/improvement within the department including participating in quality assurance, continuing education programs, department meetings, and special projects as assigned.
• Responsible for presenting continuing education. Participates in special projects and presentation of results. Assists with development and monitoring of specific competencies. Required to complete at least four hours of medical/technical continuing education, yearly.
• Maintains technical and computer skills required in the laboratory; May include, specimen collection, processing, reporting, and storage. May coordinate couriers for transport of specimens and supplies.
• Demonstrates knowledge of and upholds applicable laws and regulations related to position. Maintains knowledge of techniques, procedures, and protocols, lab-wide and within lab section. Reviews and acknowledges procedures as required. Assists with procedure and technical development and acts as a resource.
• Demonstrates the ability to communicate respectfully with coworkers, staff, patients, parents and clients. Continuously be the best at providing customer service in an efficient and effective manner to assure customer satisfaction and quality patient care.
• Maintains a safe environment. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment as designated by lab area. Reports spills and hazardous situations immediately and acts appropriately. Follows established guidelines for disclosure of patient information.
• Demonstrates the initiative and ability to provide feedback that is useful and assists in individual improvement. Assist with training of new employees, students, fellows, rotators, etc. Promotes a cohesive work environment and identify resolutions to improve moral.
• Demonstrates the ability to make determinations regarding course of action and alternatives by addressing problems by using resolutions and basic troubleshooting skills. Able to resolve technical, computer, and customer service problems with in the lab section. Performs in-depth problem solving.
• Assumes responsibilities of Shift Coordinator/Site Lead as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
• Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science; or a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited institution. Prefer American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certified. Experience in multi-color flow cytometry, molecular assays, sterile techniques and cell culture.
• Organizational skills, attention to detail, and computer experience.
• Able to present information through oral or written communication effectively.
• Maintain and foster interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers.
• Demonstrates the ability to work efficiently and independently promoting a team environment and maintaining a cooperative and supportive atmosphere. When personal workload is light, helps others to stay productive.
• Demonstrates the ability to adjust to change, handle interruptions and function with changing circumstances.
• Demonstrate the ability to change manner of communication styles to adapt to various cultural differences.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to stand for more than 1 hour at a time, sit for more than 1 hour at a time. Good visual and auditory acuity. Full use of hands and arms. Ability to speak clearly. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds occasionally. Offsite laboratory employees must pass color blindness testing. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE
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October 11, 2022
Assistant/Associate Professor – Assistant/Associate Director of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the non-tenure academic clinician track. Expertise is required in the specific area of immunology and flow cytometry with the ability to lead the development and clinical validation of new laboratory tests. Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D degree. MD applicants must be board certified/eligible in Clinical Pathology (AP/CP or CP) and be eligible for a medical license in the state of Pennsylvania. M.D./Ph.D. applicants board-eligible or certified by the Medical Laboratory Immunology/ CPEP program are preferred.
Teaching responsibilities may include instruction of rotating residents, fellows, and supporting medical school education.
Clinical responsibilities may include implementing new assays and improving and updating existing assays in accordance with regulatory guidelines. This individual will serve as the Assistant/Associate Director of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory to meet the needs of our fast-expanding test menu (CAP, CLIA), clinical test analysis and sign-out. The Assistant/Associate Director is expected to interface with Pathology staff, clinicians, and scientists in identifying and investigating new test requests.
To apply for the Assistant Rank position: apply.interfolio.com/114628
To apply for the Associate Rank position: apply.interfolio.com/114633
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/ women/ individuals with disabilities/ protected veterans are encouraged to apply.