This position works on a
team to perform molecular diagnostic assays to detect the presence of
biological agents (Zika, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella) and other
infectious diseases in diagnostic samples. Testing is fast-paced and
this position assures that incoming specimens are recorded, processed,
and appropriately triaged for subsequent testing. Works in both
biosafety level 2 and 3 environments and may cross-train to provide
surge testing for other laboratories. Ensure that laboratory areas and
reagents are contamination-free. Performs additional duties as required
such as quality control, evaluation of laboratory equipment to determine
need for repair and replacement, disposal of hazardous waste, and
maintenance of frozen specimen collection. Provides data for testing,
surveillance summaries, and QA/QC reports for the laboratory. Maintains
proficiency in multiple laboratory procedures and safety protocols.
Follows the laboratory established policies and procedures whenever test
systems are not within the laboratory's defined acceptable levels of
performance and implements corrective actions when test systems deviate
from the laboratory's established performance specifications. Attends
and participates in laboratory trainings and meetings. The work schedule
is Monday through Friday.
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