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Clinical Lab Technician- Molecular Diagnostics

Apply now Job no: 503340
Position Type: Staff
Location: Burlington, MA Campus
Categories: Kostas Research Institute, Provost’s Office

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The Clinical Lab Tech – Molecular Diagnostics will be a member of a 4-person testing team at the Life Sciences Testing Center (LSTC) on Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus at Burlington.  The LSTC will carry out COVID-19 testing for the Northeastern community. Under the guidance of the General Supervisor, as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA, the Lab Tech – Molecular Diagnostics will be responsible for preforming only those tests that are authorized by the Laboratory Director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual’s education, training, experience, and technical abilities. This is an 18-month term positions with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and business need.



• Execute and adhere to all safety protocol relating to a laboratory, including handling of hazardous biological agents and chemicals as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; hazard clean-up, as well as universal precautions and infection control procedures

•Perform a variety of routine and highly complex molecular laboratory test protocols for diagnostic purposes on body fluids, according to laboratory policies, including evaluation of patient and control results for reporting

•Maintain complete and accurate lab quality control procedures and the follow through of CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and other safety guidelines

•Responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and reporting of test results                                   

•Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results

•Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency test samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens

•Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed

•Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance




• Bachelor's Degree or above in Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or equivalent

•Six months to 1 year Experience in a high-complexity diagnostic lab and dealing with human samples

•Must be able to analyze and interpret sample results and handle a high volume of sample numbers

•Prior CLIA or research laboratory experience required



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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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