New York Blood Center

  • Laboratory Technologist II – Quality Control

    Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
    Job ID
    2018-1878
    Category
    QC/Reference Lab
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join our team as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.

    Responsibilities

    As a key member of our team, you will perform cell and plasma aliquots, cell cultures and PCR assays, while ensuring other technologists perform their activities properly and according to SOP’s, and results of controls fall under expected ranges.

     

    Responsibilities include:

     

    • Performing Hematology testing according to laboratory SOPs
    • Overseeing technologists and providing assistance and guidance as necessary
    • Following all SOPs, practices, procedures and techniques in the laboratory to ensure compliance with cGLP and safety precautions and biohazard waste disposal
    • Accessioning in database
    • Maintaining integrity and identity of blood specimens
    • Shipping, storing and retrieving blood specimens from storage for shipments
    • Preparing shipping and receiving lists, packing specimens and labelling packages
    • Preparing and cryopreserves cells
    • Performing selected tests on blood specimens (DNA extraction, Genetic screening, Cell potency)
    • Inoculating culture broths and inserts broths into automated instrument using sterile technique, log culture bottle id’s into instrument database
    • Performing PCR and real time PCR assays
    • Performing hematology and bacterial testing using semi-automated systems
    • Entering data into NCBP database
    • Participating in in-house Laboratory training programs, as well as instrument-specific and NYBC CGMP training
    • Handling other related functions as needed

    Qualifications

    To qualify, you must have an Associate’s Degree in Medical Technology or related field, NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License, and 3 years’ experience in a biomedical laboratory.

    Knowledge of sterile technique, pipetting, lab labeling and documentation will be expected, as will an understanding of QC procedures, basic PC literacy, and a strong attention to detail.

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