Clinical Laboratory Technologist VI - 3rd Shift (10:00pm-8:30am Sun thru Wed & Wed thru Sat) 2 Roles #3819, #3820



Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024
GRAIL is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Technologist for the Clinical Laboratory. The Clinical Laboratory Technologist VI is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing on patient specimens, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, interpreting, and complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires keeping meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team environment.
The Clinical Laboratory Technologist VI must exhibit leadership skills such as good judgment, sound analysis, decision-making, ability to remain professional and composed under pressure, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the laboratory and across departments.
These 2 onsite full time roles requires working 4 days a week in Durham, NC.
Working hours are 10:00pm - 8:30am, Sunday through Wednesday and10:00pm - 8:30am, Wednesday through Saturday
Salary will include Base Rate + shift differential.


  • Perform tasks which require the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, with minimal supervision by the director or supervisor.
  • Perform pre-analytical and analytical procedures including testing, quality control, preparation and aliquoting of reagents, analyses, and maintain records of tests according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures.
  • Maintaining records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Adhere to laboratory’s quality assurance procedures, including documenting all: Quality control activities; Instrument and equipment verifications; Maintenance and preventive maintenanceFollow the laboratory’s policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Identify and document problems that may adversely affect test performance and notifying the supervisor, assistant director, or director.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Operate and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment according to laboratory standard operating procedures.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve instrument issues.
  • Check and record temperature and instrument status or initiate a service request as necessary.
  • Review, and interpret patient data as assigned.
  • Perform and document reagent qualifications per the approved protocols.
  • Perform and document routine preventive maintenance.
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager or Safety Officer.
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and non-laboratory personnel.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and report to laboratory management.
  • Provide updates to Laboratory Supervisors/Leads regarding any issues.
  • Monitor data and process status as needed.
  • Participate in daily, weekly and monthly laboratory cleanliness activities/procedures.
  • Independently identify and troubleshoot minor problems that adversely affect the test performance.
  • Assist with training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing personnel.
  • Participate in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations and validation.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams responsible for securing CLIA certification, CAP accreditation, and state licensure for the GRAIL Clinical Laboratory, including compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.
  • Write and revise standard operating procedures, as needed.
  • Serve as resource to Technologists for troubleshooting and assay related issues.
  • Assist in administrative duties including but not limited to review of documents and forms.
  • Lead in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations and validation.
  • Perform other laboratory duties as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 + years of clinical laboratory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or laboratory science from an accredited institution Or Bachelor’s degree in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques
  • Working knowledge of local, state and federal laboratory regulations.
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team within a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong computer skillsAbility to analyze and problem solve complex issues that impact the performance of the assay
  • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly and honestly.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to participate in projects and complete assignments as expected
  • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of GRAIL’s Clinical Laboratory
  • High volume laboratory experience
  • Strong automation and computing skills
  • Strong technical skills and job and industry knowledge

Physical Demands & Working Environment

  • Hours and days may vary depending on operational needs
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation
  • Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary
  • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary