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Actalent Molecular Diagnostics Technologist in Boston, Massachusetts

A top hospital in the Greater Boston area is hiring Med Techs!


Working quite independently, under very general supervision, performs a variety of routine, but sophisticated Molecular protocols for diagnostic testing. Prepares nucleic acids from patient samples and analyzes quality and quantity. Records all procedures performed and results in laboratory notebooks and computer database. Interprets quality controls on molecular biology assays. Through literature searches and conferences with Laboratory Director, may assist in determining the most suitable methodologies to be used. May develop modifications of existing techniques under direction. May assist in the orientation and training of new laboratory staff.

  • Maintains diagnostic viability of specimens received. Prepares DNA or RNA from clinical specimens, which includes handling of tissues and blood samples, centrifugation, spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis and robotic instrumentation.

  • Working quite independently, performs a variety of routine and non-routine molecular protocols for diagnostic testing and determines whether results warrant repeating or modification. Protocols utilize a variety of molecular assays that are constantly evolving as the discipline develops, but includes PCR, RT-PCR, QRT-PCR, Hologic Invader Assay, capillary gel electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, Pyrosequencing, multiplexed liquid bead microarray (Luminex), melt curve analysis (Lightscanner), Hologic Aptima HPV assay, Next Generation Sequencing and Mass Spectrometry.

  • Accurately records all procedures and results run in laboratory. Documents and follows up with senior staff any errors or failures encountered.

  • Responsible for organizing and executing entire day workload, which will vary and require adjusting to the clinical specimens obtained each day. Must work with other technologists as a team.

  • Independently evaluates existing protocols and recommends changes.

  • Actively participates in the design and validation of new clinical assays with attention to quality assurance and quality controls using good laboratory practice.

  • Independently troubleshoots problems relating to routine operation of laboratory.

  • Responsible for providing accurate patient information to clinicians as requested, following established laboratory protocols.

  • Interprets quality controls on molecular assays.

  • Responsible for documentation of daily QA/QC charts for all laboratory equipment and assays.

  • Assists with the organization and tracking of data for the Proficiency testing program for the lab.

  • Assists with cost analysis for existing and newly developed assays.

  • Performs independent literature or web searches as directed.

  • Independently orients and trains fellows, residents, students, new and less advanced technologists.

  • Prepares or handles inventory of a large number of varied reagents in the lab and maintains quality control of reagents.

  • Maintains and orders laboratory supplies as needed.

  • Maintains laboratory equipment in proper working order, following appropriate laboratory safety protocols.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry, Biology, MT, Physical Science (Prefers BS over BA due to their requirements for a CLIA lab)

  • Molecular Assay Experience

  • Strong communication skills

  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and equipment, as well as strong basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics and use of computers.

  • Excellent organizational skills to cope with variable and often very busy schedule and to maintain accuracy and expertise.

If interested please reach our directly to Madison Learned at or 781-917-1018.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.