The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department currently employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
The Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Medical Laboratory Scientist 2. The Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 (MLS2) will perform clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions. Testing is performed at a professional level and may include counting, analyzing and identifying hematopoietic cells from a variety of specimens such as peripheral blood, bone marrow, body fluids, lymph nodes and other tissues. Testing is performed using flow cytometers, cell sorters, automated peripheral blood cell counters, differential/morphology evaluations, and data and information processing.
Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday 7:45am - 6:15pm and rotating Saturdays
Assist the Lead Technologist in daily administrative operations of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory, with emphasis on the processing, set-up, flow cytometer, sorter and analysis benches
Work with the Lead Technologist and Laboratory Director in overseeing special projects
Act as a resource person and assist with training and scheduling staff; creating, reviewing and modifying procedures; developing training programs, schedules for staff; monitoring laboratory supplies inventory and submitting orders for purchasing supplies
Utilize statistical software to maintain quality management for the flow lab including: turn around times, CAP proficiency subscriptions, and monitoring monthly instrument quality control
Perform instrumentation maintenance and routine test comparisons between instruments, and backups of data
Organize coverage for breaks and lunches as well as daily bench assignments
Help validate new procedures and instrumentation by collecting data, writing validation documents and training checklists, and assisting with new test implementation
Rotate in Pathways section of the lab to perform higher level duties
Attend Pathways meeting, prep upcoming cases, interpretation of results, submit add-on orders as according to Pathway algorithms, request cryopreservation/banking of EVALHD cases, coordinate special sorts, problem solving complex issues, give prelims when requested, prep integrate reports, and complete and manage Pathways marker table and history
Perform duties of MLS1, administrative functions, and special projects as assigned
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.