About the Opportunity:

The Clinical Lab Tech – Molecular Diagnostics will be a member of a 4-person testing team at the Life Sciences Testing Center (LSTC) on Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus at Burlington.  The LSTC will carry out COVID-19 testing for the Northeastern community. Under the guidance of the General Supervisor, as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA, the Lab Tech – Molecular Diagnostics will be responsible for preforming only those tests that are authorized by the Laboratory Director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual’s education, training, experience, and technical abilities. This is an 18-month term positions with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and business need.


• Execute and adhere to all safety protocol relating to a laboratory, including handling of hazardous biological agents and chemicals as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; hazard clean-up, as well as universal precautions and infection control procedures

•Perform a variety of routine and highly complex molecular laboratory test protocols for diagnostic purposes on body fluids, according to laboratory policies, including evaluation of patient and control results for reporting

•Maintain complete and accurate lab quality control procedures and the follow through of CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and other safety guidelines

•Responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and reporting of test results

•Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results

•Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency test samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens

•Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed

•Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance


• Bachelor’s Degree or above in Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or equivalent

•Six months to 1 year Experience in a high-complexity diagnostic lab and dealing with human samples

•Must be able to analyze and interpret sample results and handle a high volume of sample numbers

•Prior CLIA or research laboratory experience required