University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lab Analyst II

2 months ago
Requisition Number
# of Openings
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Exempt
Union Code
Non Union Position-W25-Non Unit Classified




Newborn Screening is moving to Worcester in March of 2017! Multiple positions available at our new, spacious, state of the art lab facility!


Under the general supervision of Lab Management, the Lab Analyst II performs laboratory assays for the timely detection of newborn disorders. The Lab Analyst II maintains competency in high complexity testing (as defined by CLIA) in all laboratory methodologies of the molecular laboratory section of the program. The analyst performs other related laboratory tasks in support of laboratory management. Responsibilities include careful adherence to established laboratory protocols, or specific directives of appropriate laboratory managers. This is an intermediate level laboratory position that requires previous molecular technology laboratory experience and the analyst will be under a moderate level of direction and supervision to perform assigned work.




  • Performs laboratory assays (clinical or research) with appropriate documentation, as an integral member of the section’s laboratory analysts, following validated protocols.
  • Follows established safety and privacy protocols.
  • Performs bench work to assist management in the performance and documentation of laboratory activities for the technical development, validation, performance and troubleshooting of laboratory assays (both laboratory-developed tests as well as kit assays) used in the screening procedures.
  • Performs bench work to assist management in laboratory activities for validation, troubleshooting the performance of and management of instrumentation used in the screening procedures.
  • Performs bench work to assist management in laboratory activities for validation, troubleshooting and monitoring of the instrumentation relationships with Laboratory Information Management System.
  • Works as an integral team member as needed in the preparation and validation of reagents, materials and kits used in the laboratory.
  • Contributes data for laboratory documentation of quality assurance, quality control, and competency data in accordance with Program policies and CLIA requirements.
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, life or clinical sciences; or equivalent.
  • 2 years’ relevant experience including previous laboratory experience.
  • Must satisfy CLIA requirements for high complexity testing.
  • Experience with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the clinical laboratory
  • Good communication and organizational skills, with focus on detail and orderliness.
  • Ability to perform laboratory procedures independently once trained, with great care and attention.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with productivity software (Excel, Word, Access).
  • Flexibility in work schedule as required by laboratory section (i.e., weekend and holiday rotations)



  • Experience with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of emerging technologic analyses.
  • Expert in routine molecular techniques (DNA extraction, Real-time PCR, standard PCR, multiplex bead assays)
  • Experience with Sanger or NextGen sequencing, familiarity with bioinformatics
  • Familiarity with liquid handling automation
  • Experience with application of molecular techniques in a clinical setting.

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