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Christine Saint-Amand <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Serology Medical Technologist I (Multiple Openings - 215373)

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is looking for four experienced Serology Medical Technologists to work
with a growing team responsible for performing serology and immunology
testing in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited HIV
Diagnostics and Reference Laboratory (HDRL), in the Diagnostics and
Countermeasures Branch (DCB), within the Walter Reed Army Institute of
Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and
programmatic support services to DCB.

HDRL provides clinical laboratory support for Department of Defense Medical
Treatment Facilities, US Army European Command, US Army Central Command, US
Military Entrance Processing Command, and US Military research initiatives.
The incumbent will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of US
Military, Department Army Civilian, Contractor, and visiting Scientists. The
incumbent will perform standardized procedures in strict accordance with
laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Laboratory
Practices (GCLP) and accrediting agencies to include CAP, Department of
Defense (DoD) Clinical Laboratory Information Program (CLIP), and the U.S
Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Performance of serological and immunological assays for the detection and
confirmation of HIV (EIA, Western Blot and Geenius) in a high throughput
laboratory, as well as perform specimen processing duties in accordance with
laboratory SOPs, manufacturer guidelines and CAP/ FDA regulations.
Utilizes high throughput laboratory automation to manage daily specimen
Ensures compliance with all Quality Assurance (QA) program requirements and
will document activities in accordance with established standards.
Coordinates and performs the validation of new assays, equipment, and
materials as required; with the Serology Technical Supervisor and QA Team.
Performs and documents all weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual
maintenance on equipment required in order to perform the assigned testing
Ensures the proper handling of samples in accordance with assigned SOPs
including, but not limited to, proper data entry, specimen handling, storage
and aliquoting of the specimens.
Responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining and validating SOPs as
required for the performance of clinical serological testing.
Ensures the proper data entry of specimen data and testing results into the
appropriate databases or LIS.
Responsible for performing assigned tasks in accordance with the applicable
safety regulations and instructions.
Ensures proper documentation of all testing performed in accordance with
regulatory and laboratory standard practices.
Creates and maintains individual training folder in accordance with
laboratory and regulatory standards.
Performs specimen storage, retrieval, inventory, and disposal activities.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent laboratory, technical,
communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently once
trained and maintains excellent records with a keen attention to detail.
Previous experience working with automation and high throughput analyzers a

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Medical
Technology or related field.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: ASCP or equivalent
certification is preferred.

Minimum Experience: 0 - 2 years of laboratory experience in a high throughput
clinical laboratory environment. Experience with performing HIV diagnostic
testing algorithms is preferred but not required.

Physical Capabilities: Job performance requires the ability to move around
and between several laboratory areas. Fine motor coordination in manipulation
of laboratory materials is essential. The individual must be able to stand
and/or sit for lengthy periods to include, but not limited to, processing of
specimens, operation of instrumentation, and data analysis at a computer

Supervisory Controls: The incumbent will report to the Serology Team Lead and
Technical Supervisor for the HIV Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory.

Work Environment: 9100 Brookville Road, BLDG. 508, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Work schedule will be Monday – Friday with regular Saturday rotation as
needed, 0930 am - 5:30 pm. Staff work 40 hours per week and schedule will be
adjusted if required to work on a Saturday. The incumbent will handle
bio-hazardous materials, and infectious human specimens to include, but not
limited to, HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HTLV, and syphilis infected
material. The incumbent will be expected to practice safe handling of
infectious materials and hazardous chemicals. This laboratory supports work
of investigators of diverse scientific disciplines and nationalities and
requires good interpersonal skills for effective job performance.

Background: Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to
pass a NACI background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background
check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional
references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and
credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of
motor vehicle (DMV) check.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated
minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Event Location: Silver Spring
Contact Person: Christine Saint-Amand
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 2406944022
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