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Medical Laboratory Technologist- Ft. Detrick, MD (ID# 15425)

Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of professional management consulting services to its defense, health, environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including health information technology, research & science, program management, communications, correspondence and document management, governance and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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Support USAMRIID to perform general and specific clinical pathology laboratory testing in utilizing Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) in BSL-4 containment laboratories, the BSL 2-3 laboratories and the diagnostic laboratory


  • Serve as a Medical Laboratory Technologist performing clinical pathology laboratory work testing various sample types supporting USAMRIID research programs and testing of diagnostic laboratory specimens
  • Perform clinical chemistry, hematological, and coagulation tests of blood samples, including preparing blood smears, and urinalysis testing, and to include generating sediment preparations
  • Perform microbiological and related biological and bio-chemical examinations on clinical and environmental specimens for the detection and identification of microbial agents of disease
  • Perform proficiency testing on simulated specimens.
  • Prepare and examine slide preparations for the detection of microbial agents
  • Accurately evaluate, interpret, record and report the results of laboratory tests and control data according to protocols mandated by GLP
  • Perform proper quality control and quality assurance procedures, equipment validation, daily/weekly/monthly and other maintenance procedures, and appropriately maintain records, logs, and reports IAW GLP SOPs
  • Provide technical and complex information clearly to research scientists, pathologists, and veterinary medical personnel
  • Assist in research, planning and evaluation of alternate testing methods and procedures, and assist with training of laboratory or other related personnel
  • Review and follow current literature in laboratory medicine to maintain knowledge of state-of-art methodology and technologies
  • Participate in specimen collection when required according to test requested; maintain responsibility for patient/animal identification, specimen labeling and collection verification; instruct scientists or technicians in collection and preservation techniques
  • Assist in preparing the Clinical Pathology Lab for GLP audits and inspections by other regulatory agencies
  • Maintain the laboratory, including keeping equipment and work areas in a clean, orderly, and safe manner, and maintaining inventories of laboratory supplies
  • Create and maintain laboratory and office documents including standard operating procedures (SOPs), logs for equipment use and supply purchases and inventory, and other paperwork as required by GLP SOPs
  • Maintain laboratory and office written records in a neat and timely manner. The use of a computer for processing, analyzing, and storing data is required
  • Prepare and submit reports of work and work results and outcomes
  • Participate in meetings and presentations related to assigned duties and/or work performed
  • Provide continuing written summaries, reports, and other documents as needed in support of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory
  • Interact with the scientific, medical and non-medical community as needed to accomplish approved tasks
  • Troubleshoot chemistry, hematology and microbiology equipment at the user level
  • Abide by and conform to all rules, regulations, policies and procedures established by Fort Detrick and the USAMRIID
  • Hold and maintain BPRP status


No supervisory/management authority or describe supervision


  • Certification as a Medical Technologist by a nationally recognized agency (ASCP or AMT) preferred, if necessary the certification can be obtained within 1 year from date of employment
  • BS degree (minimum)
  • 1 years post-graduate experience as a medical technologist in a high through-put diagnostic clinical laboratory (referral laboratory or hospital) or in a research setting
  • Experience in Chemistry, Hematology and Urinalysis
  • Desirable experience in Coagulation and Microbiology
  • Knowledge of or experience with GLP work
  • Familiar with 21 CFR Part 58 (Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies)
  • Familiar with QALs guidelines established by the ASVCP
  • Previous experience with necropsy


  • Favorable adjudication of Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed
  • FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) completed and approved
  • Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained
  • Ability to maintain, operate, troubleshoot and oversee a quality assurance program for all equipment and tests associated with the Clinical Pathology Laboratory
  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent customer service skills
  • Articulate and confident
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills, to include time management
  • Provide oversight in a matrix team environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to gather project requirements and expectations for all levels of management to include in the project plan
  • Variable work hours including occasional night and weekend hours


This position is primarily performed in laboratory space


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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