MD Anderson Cancer Center Laboratory Technician - Molecular Diagnostic in Houston, Texas

*This is a full-time Laboratory Technician position that works any 8.5 hour shift 7:30am to 11:30pm Sunday through Saturday, 5 days a week.*

To provide optimal patient care, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art molecular assays for cancer diagnosis and disease monitoring. Although our primary focus has been on various leukemia/lymphoma characteristic chromosomal translocations, gene rearrangements and chimerism analysis of post allogeneic blood/marrow transplantation, the scope is also expanding to oncogene mutations, microsatellite instability and loss of heterozygosity in solid tumors. Taking advantage of automated, high-throughput, fluorescence-based assays, our lab is able to accommodate a large volume of test requests and generate highly reproducible results within a rapid turn around time. To facilitate the transfer of new technology to clinical practice, we devote a team of highly motivated medical technologists to research development with the goal of taking the lead in the field of molecular diagnosis.

Performs assigned tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Correctly receives, accessions, processes, and assures proper identification of specimen

  • Evaluates specimen integrity and notifies appropriate personnel of unacceptable specimens in accordance with departmental procedure

  • Acquires and maintains proficiency in computer functions

  • Independently performs work without undue reliance on others and assists co-workers as time permits

  • Keeps abreast of new procedures and policies

  • Performs and documents all required quality control/quality assurance

  • Maintains neat, accurate and complete records according to established policies and procedures

  • Readily instructs new personnel and students regarding theories, techniques, and processes

Maintains organized processes to provide optimal and timely patient results.

  • Prioritizes and organizes workflow meeting productivity goals of the section

  • Remains knowledgeable of processes and pre-analytical procedures enabling efficient trouble shooting and problem solving

  • Assists with monitoring and documenting of the sections inventory control system while assuring effective use of supplies.

Performs all tasks in positive manner to result in appropriate positive customer service.

  • Complies with section's telephone courtesy policies and procedures

  • Reports results of problem resolutions to callers in accordance with section's policies

  • Demonstrates cooperation when working with both internal and external customers

  • Demonstrates calmness under varying environmental circumstances; remains willing and capable of assisting with crisis situations

  • Consistently well groomed; maintains a high standard of personal hygiene; adheres to the section/divisional dress code.

Other duties as assigned

High school graduation or equivalent. One year of experience in a clinical medical laboratory or similar setting. May substitute required experience with a completed year of college on a one to one basis. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 25,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 31,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 37,800