Molecular Lab Scientist

St. Luke's University Health Network
Bethlehem, PA
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Laboratory Scientist performs waived, moderate and highly complex Molecular laboratory tests. Assumes responsibility for teaching/training new employees, problem-solving and quality control. Performs special assignments as delegated.
  • Performs laboratory tests according to established protocols as designated by supervisor.
  • Interprets physician laboratory orders to assist in appropriate test selection. This includes tests performed on-site and referral tests.
  • Researches referral laboratory specimen requirements for collection, handling, storing and shipping laboratory specimens.
  • Accurately transcribes test results or enters results into laboratory information system.
  • Follows established policies regarding proper documentation of critical values, reagent lot numbers and other quality assurance data.
  • Assumes responsibility for problem solving, teaching of students and/or new employees, quality control and instrument maintenance.
  • Troubleshoots instrumentation with the aid of consulting technical services with proper documentation.
  • Keeps adequate inventory. Orders supplies appropriately to ensure there is limited or no waste due to expiration of products.
  • Assists in method evaluation and technical writing.
  • Organizes and prioritizes daily workload to complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion. Handles multiple assignments as necessary, with an ability to adapt to changes.


Sitting up to 7 hours per day - 2 hour increments. Standing up to 5 hours per day - 2 hour increments. Walking - up to 7 hours per day - short increments. Frequently uses fingers to manipulate small vials, pipetting, etc. Continuous use of hands for operation of laboratory equipment and computer keyboard. Occasional lifting of boxes/equipment up to 30 lbs. Occasional pushing/pulling of equipment. Frequent stooping, bending. Occasional crouching. Frequent reaching above shoulder level and stretching across work area (30" depth). Hearing as it relates to normal, high and low frequencies. Seeing as it relates to general, far, near, color and peripheral vision. Depth perception. Ability to palpate veins.


Must meet requirements of 42 CRF 493.1489 Standard Testing Personnel qualifications: Have earned a bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution. NOTE: Added associates degree in medical laboratory science preferred in addition to bachelor's degree in chemical, physical, or biological science.


Must meet requirements of 42 CRF 493.1489 Standard Testing Personnel qualifications.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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