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Medical Laboratory Technologist

Department: Laboratory - DC
Office or Remote: PRL DC
Location: Rockville, MD
Business Unit: Pandemic Response Lab (PRL)

About Us
Opentrons Labworks, Inc., is a disruptive life science company leveraging its integrated lab platform to supercharge the pace of innovation in research and healthcare. Through our business unit, Opentrons Robotics, thousands of institutions are automating R&D operations with flexible, easy-to-use lab robots. Health systems across the US rely on our Pandemic Response Lab (PRL) to deliver high-throughput and affordable molecular diagnostic testing. And through recent acquisitions Neochromosome and Zenith AI, biopharma can benefit from our world-class genome-scale cell engineering solutions. 

We provide excellent benefits, competitive compensation, equity packages, and opportunities for growth. If you are looking for your next exciting opportunity, come join us!

Benefits

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance for employees and their families

  • Paid Vacation, Parental and Sick Leave

  • Generous Stock options

  • 401k with 4% company match

  • Long-term and short-term Life & Disability insurance

  • And much more!

About the Role
The Medical Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for the daily testing of patient samples in all areas of the clinical laboratory according to established policies and procedures including the operation of computerized and automated instrumentation, quality control and maintenance, quality assurance and test results distribution. 

Responsibilities 

  •  Daily testing of patient samples in all areas of the clinical laboratory according to established policies and procedures 
  • Operation of computerized and automated instrumentation, quality control and maintenance, quality assurance and test results distribution 
  •  Picks up samples from accessioning and sorts samples into appropriate racks ? Sorts samples and distributes them to the appropriate setup hood 
  • Manages specimen library within established time frames 
  • Prepares samples for processing for RNA Isolation or RT-PCR processing 
  • Unpacks and stores reagents and supplies 
  •  Inventories and orders warehouse supply items 
  •  Decontaminates work areas as designated 
  •  Maintains work area in clean and organized condition 
  •  Follows all PPE requirements 
  •  Maintains designated laboratory equipment 
  • Uses various laboratory computer systems for labeling, inquiry, crediting, and resulting as needed 
  •  Disposes of biohazardous and chemical waste 
  • Discards specimens weekly 

Qualifications 

  • MD or DO with a current medical license¹; OR 
  •  Doctoral degree in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science; OR 
  •  Master's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical, or biological science; OR 
  •  Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological; OR Associate degree in chemical, physical or biological science or medical laboratory or equivalent education and training; OR 
    •  Individuals performing high complexity testing on or before April 24, 1995 with a high school diploma or equivalent with documented training may continue to perform testing only on those tests for which training was documented prior to September 1, 1997 OR 
      •  Individual previously qualified or could have qualified as a technologist under CFR.493.1489 and CFR.493.1491 on or before February 28, 1992 
  •  Must possess technical competence and high integrity 
  •  Strong communications skills – written, verbal, and listening
  •  Establish and maintain effective working relationships 

Opentrons is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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