Position Summary:

The Molecular Technologist I is responsible for performing moderate and high complexity clinical sample testing within the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory.  Performs daily laboratory testing and analyzes, reviews, and reports test results.   

Essential Functions: 
Laboratory Duties (95%)

– Performs high complexity clinical assays according to written SOPs
– Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to include quality control, quality assurance, and safety
– Ensures specimen integrity by adhering to the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing. 
– General laboratory operations: keeping a neat work area, attending meetings, and complying with laboratory procedures and safety practices
– Analyzes reviews, and reports test and quality control results and takes remedial action when indicated
– Enters and verifies data within the clinical LIMS system
– Maintain analytical instruments, schedules authorized routine service, and maintains instrument documentation
– Performs, enters, and maintains Quality Control assessments and data
– General laboratory housekeeping, including the regular cleaning of sinks, counters, and equipment as appropriate
– Creates and validates in-house control material and reagents
– Completes other duties as assigned by lab management

Administrative Duties (5%)

– Monitors laboratory data systems, conducts statistical metric analysis
– Performs and documents reagent Quality Control verification
– File documentation associated with daily production runs
– Provides technical feedback to the Lab Supervisor regarding workflow issues
– Make copies of relative forms used for production and validation
– Documents laboratory inventory for assigned work areas
– Perform other laboratory duties as required and assigned


– Understands and follows written procedures and verbal instructions
– Good dexterity with manual and automated pipettes
– Excellent attention to detail and ability to collect and analyze data using graphs, tables, charts, and mathematical calculations
– Basic computer knowledge including MS Excel and Word
– Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and work well across lab areas
– Ability to work with frequent interruptions and fluctuations in workload
– Ability to handle multiple priorities and manage stress appropriately
– Ability to work alone with minimal supervision


– B.S. degree in Medical Technology or Chemical, Biological, or Physical Science AND one year of pertinent laboratory experience OR professional laboratory certification


– Certified as Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Molecular Biology, or Clinical Chemistry by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) OR equivalent certification

About Us:
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has more than 16 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 is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.

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

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