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Laboratory Scientist (LS)

Molecular Lab Partners
Springfield, IL
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
Job DescriptionJob Description
Following Standard Operating Procedures, relevant regulations, and directives of the
laboratory leadership team, an LS will:

• Work in a team environment and independently after training as necessary.
• Work within all State and Federal guidelines, including compliance with
CLIA, CAP, HIPAA, OSHA, and other safety guidelines.
• Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

• Follow all company policies and procedures: General Policies, Exposure
Control Plan, Biohazard Control Plan, Quality Control Plan, and Quality
Assurance Program.
• Communicate with co-workers to ensure smooth and efficient workflow.

• Process patient samples in a high-complexity laboratory environment using
independent judgment with minimal supervision. This includes, but is not
limited to:
1. Proper handling of medical records and test results.
2. Organize and catalog specimens.
3. DNA/RNA extraction.
4. Assist and perform PCR testing.
5. Participate in routine laboratory tasks and other duties as assigned.
6. Perform setup, teardown, and preventative maintenance on laboratory
7. Perform quality control procedures.
8. Prepare reagents for the laboratory.
9. Archive and retrieve patient specimens.
10. Perform qualification protocols for recently repaired instruments.
11. Document any procedure deviations or instrumentation malfunctions.
12. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or
reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately
notify the laboratory leadership team.
13. Follow protocols and document corrective actions taken when
instruments deviate from established performance specifications.
14. Assist our team in developing and validating new instrumentation
and/or assays (not a primary function of the position).
15. Adhere to the laboratory quality control policies.

Education and Experience
A successful LS candidate will possess:
• Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field, OR
an Associate's in Applied Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology.
• Work experience in a clinical laboratory is preferred but not required.
• Experience with laboratory operations and procedures.
• A working understanding of good laboratory practices and regulatory
• The ability to adapt and be flexible in a fast-paced and evolving work
• The ability to work diligently with minimal supervision.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Basic computer proficiency.
• Punctuality.
• Positive, patient-focused attitude.
• Professionalism.
• Accurate pipetting skills.
• Attention to detail.

• Ability to manage change.
• Ability to carry 20 lbs. in weight.

Every individual at MLA has a direct impact on our collective mission to improve
the lives of patients. We believe in taking great care of our people. We offer:
• Competitive base salary
• Healthcare benefits
• 401(k) savings plan match

Contact Information
If interested, please send a copy of your resume to (Matthew Parker, Ph.D.) at

WE ARE AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are
considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical
disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military
or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other protected Federal,
State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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