We have an outstanding opportunity available for a qualified Technical Specialist in our HLA Lab. We are the provider of histocompatibility testing for one of the largest transplant programs in the country, the University of Maryland Medical Center, which includes Kidney, Pancreas, Liver, Heart, Lung and Stem Cell Transplant programs.
The Technical Specialist is responsible for:
• Assisting in oversight of daily laboratory operations
• Performing tests as required
• New test development and implementation
• Technologist training
• Quality Assurance
The laboratory performs current technology histocompatibility testing for HLA antigen/allele identification, crossmatching, antibody analysis, and stem cell engraftment. Testing methodologies include PCR-SSOP, PCR-SSP, microcytotoxicity, Luminex microbead assays, flow cytometry, and fragment analysis.
This is a full time senior laboratory position with shared administrative on-call duties. Primary responsibilities will be to maintain Quality Assurance tasks, in addition to other duties including staff training, SOP maintenance, new test development, operations, and acting as a subject matter expert within the lab for certain test and/or QA tasks.