Laboratory Technician I – MA

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #37018

Role: Lab Tech
Pay: $25/hour 
Location: Cambridge, MA

Position Summary:

Performs routine semen banking procedures by performing the following duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs semen analysis, intrauterine (IUI) and intracervical (ICI) insemination semen preparation, post-thaw analysis and leucoscreen testing.
  • Prepares blood and urine specimens for transport to the reference laboratory.
  • Performs routine cryogenic procedures including tank checks, vial transfers, quality control checks (verifying vial labels and number/type of vials), preparing dry shippers, and processing client vial pick-up and returns.
  • Conducts and accurately records all required quality control checks; takes corrective action as needed.
  • Communicates any errors, accidents or incidents to the Branch/Laboratory Manager or Laboratory Supervisor.
  • Performs routine cleaning of laboratory equipment.
  • Complies with all regulatory, quality assurance, quality control, standard operating, and safety procedures.
  • Participates in proficiency and competency assessments.
  • Participates in the review of standard operating procedures.
  • Prepares media and performs parallel testing as required.
  • Assists with lab supply maintenance.
  • Performs opening and closing duties.
  • Provides back-up coverage for donor desk as needed.
  • May perform phlebotomy.
  • Other duties and projects as required.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma minimum, Bachelor’s degree in Science preferred, and one to two years related experience and/or training

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Phase-contrast microscopy skills; excellent customer service skills; strong attention to details; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; high level of interpersonal skills to interact with peers and management; excellent organizational skills; ability to maintain confidentiality; and ability to travel.
  • Familiarity with laboratory and medical terminology; training in the handling of liquid nitrogen desirable
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and depth perception.
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