• Medical Technologist Assoc - Flow Cytometry (2nd shift)

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
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    Clinical Research Associates
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  • Job Overview

    Covance is hiring a Medical Technologist II to join our global Flow Cytometry team in Indianapolis, IN.


    Second shift- Tuesday through Saturday.


    Flow Cytometry experience is preferred, but not required. Learn cutting edge technology and work with top talent in your field with a global leader!


    Incumbent performs established procedures for clinical testing as required in all assigned laboratory disciplines. Incumbent is responsible for analyzing specimens whose results are then reported to the sponsor.


    • Perform assigned clinical laboratory testing accurately and in a timely manner, under the supervision of a qualified Technologist. Resolve pendings. Retrieve and check specimens against pending list. Document specimen discrepancies. Notify laboratory management when specimen discrepancies are not resolved.
    • Prepare workstation and instrumentation for the assigned testing.
    • Properly handle specimens and independently resolve technical specimen issues in preparation for analysis and specimen storage. Contact internal customers for clarification as needed.
    • Operate instruments to perform testing in accordance with established written procedures.
    • Performs routine testing and calculations as required.
    • Resolve routine and non-routine assay problems.
    • Ensure the validity of test results through the performance of established quality assurance and quality control procedures, under the supervision of a qualified Technologist. Perform experiments, as scheduled, for evaluation of new Calibrator and/or QC lots. Summarize results of investigations and compile data for review by management.
    • Document quality control results. Interpret quality control results according to Westgard rules or other established departmental procedures, and accurately document biases, warnings, and violations of control rules.
    • Document corrective action for unusual occurrences (e.g. QC violations, instrument related problems).
    • Analyze proficiency testing survey samples as patient specimens.
    • Reagents/Materials/Supplies: o Receive, open and place in service all reagents/materials according to SOPs.
    • Prepare and properly label reagent, quality control, calibrator material.
    • Document implementation of new reagents/materials according to SOPs.
    • Perform parallel testing, linearity’s, stability, other quality control practices needed to ensure validity of material prior to being placed into service.
    • Perform inventory control of supplies and reagents as approved by management.
    • Result Entry (Auto-verification and manual entry; performed under the supervision of a qualified Technologist) o When data is manually entered (e.g. QC, patient data) ensure peer review is performed and documented prior to the release of results.
    • Prepare proper documentation of test results and enter into the information system.
    • Generate an appropriate audit trail for all activities
    • Document and communicate any result reporting problems or inconsistencies to laboratory management.
    • Complete testing within the expected turnaround time to meet customers’ expectations.
    • Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documented according to SOP. o Calibrate instruments, equipment, and/or assays as required and document.
    • Perform basic instrument and equipment troubleshooting.
    • Perform pipette calibrations and document according to SOP.
    • Notify laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications.
    • Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating (SOPs) at all times.
    • Comply with regulatory guidelines and Covance Standard Operating (SOPs) at all times.
    • Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file, and is accountable for correcting any deficiencies found in his/her training file.
    • Individual is responsible for ensuring he/she is trained, and training is documented prior to performing a task.
    • The individual successfully completes, as scheduled, competency assessment, and ensures competency testing documentation is provided to management for review/retention.
    • Competently performs department duties as set forth in the department training checklist(s).
    • Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training as required according to training matrices.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in applicable computer systems and software.
    • Adheres to established Safety policies and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment. Minimizes biohazard waste. Cleans workstation and materials daily.
    • Takes action for the department when additional responsibilities and opportunities are presented.
    • Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request



    Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements:


    Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university


    90 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following:


    • 16 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences
    • 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of  Inorganic           Chemistry
    • 3 semester hours of math



    Preferred to have at least one year in a laboratory setting - can be academic/research


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