Medical Technologist I - Microbiology, Molecular

Rochester, NY


This Technologist is responsible for the timely and accurate analysis of patient samples, utilizing moderately to highly complex methods. Responsibilities include specimen identification and accessioning in the Laboratory Information System, direct viral and bacterial testing using molecular methods, and identification of microbes using molecular methods. Candidates must be detail oriented, able to work independently and possess strong organizational skills. She/he is also responsible for routine maintenance of lab instruments/equipment, routine quality control and adherence to all lab policies.


Registering, sorting and organizing and preparing patient samples for testing and storage. Testing patient samples using PCR or other molecular technologies. Performing sequencing on microorganisms. Adherence to quality control and quality assurance protocols; reporting results of testing via LIS/ instrument interface, as well as manual data entry; communicating results to patient care providers and answering telephone inquiries; maintaining laboratory stock of kits/ reagents; performing daily/weekly/monthly preventative maintenance on lab equipment; participating in proficiency testing and training of technologists.


  1. Ability to multi task with strong organizational skills.

  2. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with co-workers and customers.

  3. Models standards of behavior creating an atmosphere of teamwork and respect.

  4. Adheres to all departmental and organizational policies and procedures.


BS in Medical Technology. BS in Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a related science with an advanced certificate of completion at a NYS designated program. Must be eligible for NYS licensure in Clinical Laboratory Technology or a NYS Restricted License in Molecular testing.

Need some flexibility to stay beyond normal work hours to cover night shift, as needed.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Microbiology SMH
Schedule: 4 PM-12:30 AM; WKNDS/HOLS