Clinical Molecular Technologist
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

Position Description:
Every great life-changing discovery begins the same way-with new knowledge. It can change everything, from a single life to the future of entire communities. That's why academic medicine, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge, is at the center of everything we do at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

In the role of Clinical Molecular Technologist you will, under general supervision, works as part of a team in a CAP/CLIA-certified clinical diagnostic laboratory providing molecular diagnosis of genetic disease. Performs high complexity molecular techniques such as next generation sequencing and data analysis and interpretation. Assists with the validation of new applications in the clinical laboratory. Recognizes the clinical significance of each test performed, maintains the confidential and sensitive nature of patient information and results, and reports results within established time frames.


  • Independently and accurately performs routine and complex molecular genetic tests, including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, Sanger and next-generation sequencing.
  • Maintains a professional level of knowledge of molecular biology and genetics to properly analyze molecular genetic test results; in particular, in the context of abnormal or atypical findings.
  • Performs initial review/analysis of test results and assists the laboratory manager in drafting preliminary patient reports for review by the laboratory director.
  • Assist in resolution of technical problems in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Records, compiles, and maintains records according to the Quality Management Plan to ensure state and federal regulations are upheld for all reagents, procedures, and equipment used in the testing process.
  • Assist in the development, evaluation, and implementation of new procedures and protocols.
  • Performs general duties such as ordering supplies, general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records.
  • Operates, calibrates, maintains and troubleshoots equipment; notifies senior technologist(s), manager, or director when complex problems occur.
  • Maintains effective communication within the department and with other internal and external clinical and research professionals.
  • Participates in the training of new employees, students and physicians in laboratory methodology as instructed by the laboratory leadership/senior technologists.

Knowledge - Skills - Abilities

Knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, documentation, and records management.

Data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills.

Preferred Schedule:

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

Appropriate experience may be substituted for education on an equivalent basis

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No experience required

Certification: ASCP Certified Technologist in Molecular Biology (MB)

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.


EEO/AA – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

The Medical College of Wisconsin is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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