Medical Technologist 2

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

ID: 7204048
Posted: January 2, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:

This position performs high complexity clinical lab procedures in support of the NMH and LCH transplant centers. The procedures are molecular based tissue typing, flow cytometric, solid phase antibody testing and crossmatch, and immunoassays. Follows appropriate protocols, policies, procedures, regulations, Good Clinical and Good Laboratory Practices.

Specific Responsibilities:


Performs, analyzes, and interprets clinical histocompatibility tests. Completes all aspects of the HLA histocompatibility procedures performed in the CLIA and ASHI certified Transplant Immunology Laboratory. All tests are used to help determine compatibility of donor and recipient pairs.
Maintains and ensures quality of laboratory instrumentation and reagents.
Manages clinical lab data and generate reports.
Completes daily general lab maintenance.
Coordinates clinical research studies.
Performs statistical tests.
Laboratory performance demonstrating good judgment, conscientiousness, precision and accuracy. A fully functioning level of understanding in many of the stated skills below is required.
Molecular Biology:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Cellular Biology:
Cell culture, cell isolation
Functional studies
Flow cytometry
ELISA, Elispot assay
Cytokine assay
Antibody production and purification

Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting and entering data.
Interprets and/or presents results
Prepares charts and graphs for presentations and publications.
Reviews results and revises protocols as necessary to ensure that testing objectives are attained.
Participates in continuing educational activities.

Tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses.
Verifies accuracy of invoices.
Orders and/or maintains inventory of reagent, and/or lab supplies.

Trains students, other technologists or staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Successful completion of a full 4-year courses of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in science; or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience
One year previous experience with standard clinical laboratory operating procedures or related is required.
Preferred Qualifications:

MT (ASCP) or CHT certification or two to three years clinical laboratory experience.