CLIA Sample Lab Technician

Job description


Under the direction of a Team Leader, the Sample Lab Technician is responsible for retrieving, preparing and processing COVID-19 samples in a high complexity diagnostic testing lab that are authorized by the laboratory director. This includes specimen handling and processing, of patient test results. The Sample Lab Technician is responsible for following the laboratory's procedures and maintaining records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens. The Sample Lab Technician also performs detailed lab support duties including: lab organization, maintenance, and participation in group meetings and supporting lab members with their projects.


This is a 1 year term position with possibility of renewal.



Collect and prepare patient specimens for processing and diagnostic testing of including but not limited to Nucleic acids extraction, and qPCR Maintain specimens. Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results. Maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.


Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures to collect specimens across campus and ensure the specimens are handled based on the laboratory's established protocols. Scan specimen bar codes and enter and follow compliance policies and procedures. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problem or immediately notify the team leader, general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or Lab director.


Maintain strict HIPAA Compliance


Monitoring inventory levels of reagents and consumables, and providing alerts when needed. Assist with waste management, Calibrate instrumentation, validate quality of assay, and perform cleaning, maintenance, alignment procedures, quality assurance assays, and troubleshooting on equipment.




- HS diploma or equivalent required.


-Education - 60 semester hours or equivalent educational instruction including either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses (6 hours of chemistry; 6 hours of biology, and 12 hours in chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology, or any combination. 


-Training – either completion of an approved/accredited clinical laboratory training program, which may be included in the 60 semester hours specified above or at least three months of documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing



Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary GradeLTT, 010Standard Weekly Hours40.00Eligible for OvertimeYesBenefits EligibleYesEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoComments Related to End Date1 year term with possibility of renewalPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver’s License RequiredYes




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Posted: 8/29/2020
Application Due: 11/27/2020
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