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Penn State Health Medical Lab Scientist I - Developmental Lab in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Evening

Hours: 3p-1130p


The Medical Lab Scientist is responsible for performing complex laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, cells, and tissues. Scientists will identify bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms, analyze chemical content of fluids, and cross match blood for transfusion and organ transplantation, as well as aseptically prepare cells for use in cellular therapies. The results of these tests are used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

This Medical Lab Scientist position will be responsible for testing for SARS CoV-2 on a variety of molecular platforms. This will include preanalytical specimen processing and the analytical steps. This testing will occur mainly in the new dedicated COVID-19 testing laboratory with some COVID-19 testing also occurring in the main Virology Laboratory as needed. Molecular experience preferred but not required as the testing is done on highly automated instruments.


Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, or Clinical Laboratory Science required.

MLS (ASCP) – Medical Laboratory Scientist, American Society of Clinical Pathology, CLT (HHS) Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Health and Human Services Certification, and/or category specific technologist certifications offered by the American Society of Pathology such as BB (ASCP), C(ASCP), H(ASCP), M(ASCP), and MB(ASCP) required.

Must be ASCP Certified within one year of employment at the Penn State Hershey Department of Pathology.

Good customer service and communication skills required

Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize work.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained

Position Medical Lab Scientist I - Developmental LabLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 3392