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Clinical - Lab Technician I
Ref No.: 18-21590
Location: Mounds View, Minnesota
Job Description
Job Title: Clinical Lab Technician – Medical Devices
Job Duration: 12 Months (Potential to extend or convert to FTE)
Job Location: 8200 Coral Sea Street NE, Mounds View, MN 55112
 
Note: We would be open to candidates with a wide range of experience ranging from a nurse in a dialysis lab to an engineering tech in a biomedical company. This is a 1-year contract with potential to extend or convert to FTE
 
Description:
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
Ventricular assist devices are amongst the most complex medical devices, with only two commercially approved companies in the US after almost 50 years of development. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work on these fascinating devices, supporting the development of the next generation of ventricular assist devices. The position specifically concerns characterizing the interaction of the blood and ventricular assist devices, specifically related to hemolysis and thrombosis. The primary approach is experimental and will involve extensive blood loop testing. The position is available for an initial period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
•             Follow standard procedures to setup and execute bench top blood loop experiments Follow standard procedures for device cleaning, inspection, and assembly
•             Assemble and prepare test equipment for daily testing
•             Perform basic blood handling procedures like filtering blood and priming pumps
•             Perform standard cell counting and spectroscopic assays
•             Maintain test lab supplies
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
The Basic Qualifications must be evident on the resume.
•             Associate Degree in nursing, biology, biotechnology or related discipline
•             Experience working in clinical, animal, biological/biomedical lab setting for a minimum of 1 year
•             Effective verbal and written communication skills
 
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
•             Bachelor's degree in nursing, biology, biochemistry or related discipline
•             Experience with internal or external blood pumps
•             Experience with ASTM hemolysis testing
•             Experience with following SOPs in a regulated industry setting
•             Experience with blood handling, Cell counters, ELISAs and Spectroscopic assays
 
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
•             While performing the duties of this job, the contractor is regularly required to be independently mobile.
•             The employee is also required to interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers.
•             Able to lift 10 pounds
•             Able to view items through microscope
•             Able to assemble and disassemble small components with or without magnification
•             Able to perform lab experiments, over extended periods of time