Medical Laboratory Technologist IINC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Medical Laboratory Technologist II
Salary Range: $39,611.00 - $67,060.00 Annually
Location: Wake County
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees.
Duties are to provide clinical support for diagnosis of foreign and domestic animal diseases by molecular based methods. This position is to support state efforts for increased foreign animal disease surveillance, particularly high pathogenicity avian influenza and classical swine fever. Applicants must have strong organizational skills with attention to detail as mandatory. Individuals must be able to follow directions well, be effective team workers and have experience in quality control for laboratory testing. Position will work in a BSL3 laboratory and must observe all procedural guidelines for laboratory operation. Must be available on an emergency basis in a disease crisis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- Knowledge of molecular procedures.
- Knowledge of laboratory equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to make accurate observations and written reports of findings.
- Ability to research procedures/methods and implement necessary changes.
- Previous clinical laboratory experience and previous experience working in a biosafety level 3 (BSL3) laboratory is highly desirable.
- Previous experience performing PCR techniques is also desirable.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in medical laboratory technology, chemistry or a biological science from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in a medical laboratory in the assigned area; or
Associate's degree in medical technology from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of medical laboratory experience; or
Completion of a certified laboratory assistant course in medical technology or a comparable course from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of medical laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.