Reporting to the Head of Laboratory Department, the Medical Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for using laboratory equipment to study and analyze various samples and specimens, to search for abnormalities and determine their causes, while maintaining lab safety protocols and documenting findings in lab systems.
The incumbent will collaborate with other lab staff and may work with potentially dangerous viruses and bacteria.
Some of the duties of the Medical Laboratory Scientist includes performing complex tests on patient samples using sophisticated laboratory equipment, executing standardized tests such as bacteriological, chemical, and microscopic examination.
Establishing quality assurance programs to monitor and ensure the accuracy of test results
The medical Laboratory Scientist executes a range of standardized microscopic, chemical and bacteriological test including nucleic acid extraction from pathogenic cultures, RT-PCR and qPCR analyses. They take part in collecting samples which includes collecting urine, blood and other samples. They also counsel patients on pre-test requirements and answer questions related to testing.
The Laboratory Scientists also assess the validity of a result that are obtained, preserves proper records of the results and makes a report of results. Make sure that the testing method used follows established quality control procedure and assists with the preparation of laboratory reports.
Organizes and maintains reagents and equipments. They perform maintenance on equipment in the laboratory and keeps laboratory in a clean and organized condition.
To make use of the laboratory computer systems to place testing data, generate reports of testing results and search for test results for physicians.
Planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and trials.
To maintain and follow Good Laboratory Practices.
Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science
Good Team Player
Experience in molecular laboratory testing
Good Interpersonal Skills
3+ years proven experience as a Laboratory Scientist
Computer knowledge is mandatory
Ability to work under pressure