Clinical Technologist

Connecticut, United States
08 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

University Job Title

Clinical Technologist 2

Bargaining Unit

L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Duration Type


Compensation Grade

Labor Grade D

Work Location

Medical School Campus

Worksite Address

310 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Searchable Job Family


Total # of hours to be worked:


Position Focus:

Lab is focused on the study of the genetic origins of congenital hydrocephalus, arachnoid cysts, Vein of Galen malformation, and trigeminal neuralgia. S/he will become familiar with conducting all aspects of a clinical research study and will assist and participate in:

Fundamentals of molecular biology techniques, including immunohistochemistry, western blot, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and Sanger sequencing.

Animal handling and dissection, including micro-dissection of brain and neural tissue.

Recruitment, collection, preparation, and analysis of genetic material/sequencing data.

Manuscript writing related to research into hydrocephalus and trigeminal neuralgia.

Weekly lab meetings and presentations.

Essential Duties

  1. Performs specialized laboratory tests and procedures in such areas as histology, cytology, cytogenics, medical technology, and histocompatibility. Records results. Interprets and analyzes results of test and procedures.
  2. Tests for and ensures quality control of slides, specimens and cultures. Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
  3. Oversees and instructs support staff. Serves as a source of information on specialized laboratory techniques and equipment operation.
  4. Prepares specimens, tissue, bodily fluid samples, and other matter for analysis and diagnosis using specialized laboratory techniques.
  5. Stains and mounts slides, prepares specialized solutions and media; and cultures tissues.
  6. Develops and modifies laboratory techniques and procedures. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May photograph specimens and other matter and develop film.
  7. Performs additional functions incidental to laboratory activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree, or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Proven ability with fundamentals of molecular biology techniques, including immunohistochemistry, western blotting.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability handling and dissection, including micro-dissection of brain and neural tissue.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability with recruitment, collection, preparation, and analysis of genetic material/sequencing data.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong writing skills and attention to detail.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Proven ability working in a clinical research setting.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience with quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and Sagner sequencing.

Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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