Brown University — Medical Lab Technician

Job Description:

The Medical Laboratory Technician will provide phlebotomy, biological sample processing, and laboratory technician services for clinical research studies involving substance use. The primary functions of this position are to collect blood and other biological samples from research participants. They will be responsible for labeling, processing, and storing biological samples within the laboratory. They will conduct some assays within the laboratory, ship some samples to external laboratories for assays, and transport some samples to local biological repositories for long-term storage. Other responsibilities may include report preparation. This position handles privileged information.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 6/30/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.

Education and Experience

  • Certificate of completion in Phlebotomy/lab technician as part of a Medical Lab Science Certificate or Associate’s Degree required
  • CPR Certification required
  • Medical Lab Technician Certification through credentialing organization preferred
  • One (1+) year of direct phlebotomy experience and demonstrated proficiency in the phlebotomy field preferred
  • One (1+) year of related work experience in a research laboratory setting preferred
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record

Job Competencies

  • Knowledge and competence in phlebotomy skills, aseptic technique and Universal Precautions required
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages and volume required
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately, take initiative and maintain organized working conditions required
  • Strong communication skills, excellent organization, attention to detail, maturity, and responsibility required
  • Proficiency of relevant computer applications, including word processing and data management, required.
  • Must be competent in other job skills by end of introductory period or position will be forfeited
  • Six (6) months+ of blood specimen processing experience preferred
  • Experience in administering EKGs preferred
  • Knowledge of experimental research methodology and clinical research procedures preferred.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Medical Lab Technician

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies

Grade 8

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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