• Medical Laboratory Scientist I

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/11/2019 5:00 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE LPSL CPATH Human Lympho Antibodies
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    This position is an evening shift (typically 4pm- 12am with rotating weekend/holiday and call shifts)


    The HLA Medical Laboratory Scientist I works under direction of the Supervisor or designee and is responsible for performing high complexity flow cytometric crossmatching, Luminex based HLA antibody identification, patient and donor HLA typing via PCR based methods, and QC/QA procedures as mandated by ASHI , UNOS and CAP criteria for an accredited Histocompatibility Laboratory. The Medical Laboratory Scientist I performs high complexity DNA testing and assists the section supervisor in maintaining the HLA lab's QC/QA protocol.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate with experience


    • Consults transplant coordinators about patient and donor HLA results and/or problems.
    • Performs technical projects as assigned by supervisor.
    • Interacts frequently with section technologists, supervisor or designee, Manager, and HLA Director through fulfillment of duties.
    • Coordinates with other laboratory and hospital staff to insure the proper specimen acquisition, testing, and reporting of patient results. 
    • Teaches Medical Technology students in their HLA rotation.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science, Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences or Medical Technology.
    • ASCP certification or eligible for certification (Must obtain certification within 12 months of hire date).
    • CHT(ABHI) certification must be obtained after one year of experience regardless of degree.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery


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