Medical Lab Technician Molecular (HLA)

  • American Red Cross
  • Dedham, Massachusetts
  • Jun 28, 2021

Job Description

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Job Description:

Use your passion for working in a lab to support our life-saving mission. 

Join the Red Cross Biomed Team! 

If you’re looking to help save lives and contribute to the mission of one of the nation’s most respected humanitarian organizations, consider a career in biomedical services at the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross employee, you’ll have opportunities to grow your career and be recognized and rewarded for your efforts. Most importantly, you’ll work alongside dedicated individuals like yourself who live the values of our organization every day. Join us for a career that will motivate you to be your very best. 

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Shift: Mon- Fri 10am to 6:30 pm 


The incumbent is responsible for performing serological, molecular, and immunological testing of patients, donors, and contract samples.  Participates in the educational and developmental activities of the laboratory.


  • Performs serological, molecular, and immunological procedures in the HLA laboratory that include, but are not limited to, DNA  extraction, PCR amplification, NGS (Next Generation Sequencing), Sanger sequence-based typing, probe hybridization/detection, cross-matching, antibody screens, and other procedures as defined.

  • Performs quality control functions and daily equipment maintenance.

  • Maintains neat and accurate records and a clean and orderly work area.

  • Performs tasks related to ongoing evaluations and projects as requested.

  • Orders and prepares reagents; performs reagent quality control.

  • Participates and/or assists in laboratory education and training.  Attends continuing education programs.

  • Ensures that customer satisfaction is always given top priority.

  • Complies with state and federal regulations, directives, policies, and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of previous HLA experience or molecular genetics laboratory experience, preferably including DNA extractions, PCR amplification, probe hybridization/detection, or DNA sequencing. The 1-year experience can be included from university lab wor

  • Or Bachelor’s degree and certification as Molecular Diagnostic Specialist from the National Accreditation Agency (NCA) certification.

As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross places top priority on the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors, and those who receive our aid and services.  Our commitment to public health is unwavering—both during the COVID-19 pandemic and year-round.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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