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Molecular Senior Technologist/Scientist
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #16010

Lighthouse Lab Services has teamed up with one of the nations leading healthcare facilities and we are on the search to find the best talent to join their Molecular department as a Senior Technologist. If you are looking to take that next career jump, read on!


Technical Lead:

  1. Provide day-to-day technical supervision of qualified personnel performing testing and reporting high complexity test results.

  2. Responsible for reviewing procedures and policies no less than biennially within the document management system. This includes modifying, and archiving. Final approval for any new or revised document is completed by the CLIA Laboratory Director.

  3. Provides advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, interpretation, consultation and verification of test results.  Acts as technical adviser/expert in area of expertise.

  4. Assist in the development and implementation of new protocols and selection of new equipment. 

  5. Performs validation of equipment, analyzers, and tests in area of expertise. 


  1. Monitor, organize, maintain Quality control and Quality Assurance Records. Ensure that quality assurance and control is being performed in a timely manner. Maintains all QA/QC records

  2. Review Quality Control and instrument function reports to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained.

  3. Monitors instrument maintenance, repair, and calibration in area of expertise

  4. Assists in preparation for CAP inspections

  5. Submits PT surveys and performs summary review, along with review with testing personnel


  1. Assess training competency of new employees, initially, and after 6 months.  Performs annual evaluation. 

  2. Conduct training competencies for all new test methods or new equipment

  3. Distribute proficiency testing among employees, in area of expertise.

Characteristic duties and responsibilities: 

  • Organize and maintain accurate quality control records

  • Review, update and write procedures for Molecular Microbiology

  • Investigate quality assurance issues and respond to change in requirements

  • Notify vendors for repairs or preventive maintenance and maintain equipment in the area

  • Utilize pathology department information and data systems

    • SCC (Lab MIC and MIC Mol)

    • Temp trak

    • Media Lab

    • M Learning

    • Telephone technology

  • Train employees and teach Medical Technology students, Pathology Residents, new hires, and High School students, good microbiology skills.

  • Perform clinical testing in the area

  • Assess and document competency, remediate if necessary

  • Evaluate new tests and/or methods

  • Prepare area for inspection by accrediting agencies

  • Communicate with clinicians, and assume responsibility in the absence of the supervisor

Required Qualifications:

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science, or biological science which is directly related to the duties of the position is required, as well as certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP) or Medical Technologist MT(AMT) or specialty certification is required

  • Must have a minimum of 4 years (post-training), clinical experience relevant to the position

  • Must have demonstrated ability to perform the duties of an MT at a high level of expertise, and the ability to perform the assigned work without sacrificing patient care or assigned work.

  • Must have the demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively with other medical personnel in both verbal and written form; demonstrated ability to independently organize and prioritize work, and to exercise initiative in recognizing and solving problems. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse team.


About Us:
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has more than 17 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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