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Technical Specialist - HLA Lab/Immunogenetics

Job Description

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.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of histocompatibility testing experience. Certification by a nationally recognized program, e.g. ASCP, ABHI or equivalent is required,  Specialist level certification in Histocompatibility (ABHI) is preferred.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Job Snapshot

Post Date 8/21/2014
Location Baltimore, MD
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Science, Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 27735
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