Clinical Laboratory Technologist V - 3rd Shift (10:00pm - 8:30am Sat thru Tues & Mon thru Thurs) 2 Roles #3817, #3818

Durham, NC
Research & Development – Lab Operations /
Full-Time /
GRAIL is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Technologist for the Clinical Laboratory.  The Clinical Laboratory Technologist V is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing on patient specimens, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures and complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements.  The work requires maintaining meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, the ability to multitask, be flexible with tasks and schedules and the ability to work independently in a team environment.

These 2 onsite full time roles requires working 4 days a week in Durham, NC.
Working hours are 10:00pm - 8:30am, Saturday through Tuesday and10:00pm - 8:30am, Monday through Thursday.
Salary will include Base Rate + shift differential.


    • Perform tasks which require the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, with minimal supervision by the director or supervisor.
    • Perform pre-analytical and analytical procedures including testing, quality control, preparation and aliquoting of reagents, analyses, and maintain records of tests according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures.
    • Maintaining records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
    • Adhere to laboratory’s quality assurance procedures, including documenting all: Quality control activities; Instrument and equipment verifications; Maintenance and preventive maintenanceFollow the laboratory’s policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
    • Identify and document problems that may adversely affect test performance and notifying the supervisor, assistant director, or director.
    • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
    • Operate and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment according to laboratory standard operating procedures.
    • Troubleshoot and problem solve instrument issues.
    • Check and record temperature and instrument status or initiate a service request as necessary.
    • Review, and interpret patient data as assigned.
    • Perform and document reagent qualifications per the approved protocols.
    • Perform and document routine preventive maintenance.
    • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager or Safety Officer.
    • Communicate effectively with coworkers and non-laboratory personnel.
    • Identify process improvement opportunities and report to laboratory management.
    • Provide updates to Laboratory Supervisors/Leads regarding any issues.
    • Monitor data and process status as needed.
    • Participate in daily, weekly and monthly laboratory cleanliness activities/procedures.
    • Independently identify and troubleshoot minor problems that adversely affect the test performance.
    • Assist with training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing personnel.
    • Participate in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations and validation.
    • Participate in cross-functional teams responsible for securing CLIA certification, CAP accreditation, and state licensure for the GRAIL Clinical Laboratory, including compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.
    • Perform other laboratory duties as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • 2 + years of clinical laboratory experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or laboratory science from an accredited institution Or Bachelor’s degree in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences from an accredited institution.
    • Experience in molecular biology techniques preferred
    • Working knowledge of local, state and federal laboratory regulations.
    • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
    • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
    • Ability to work as part of a team within a highly collaborative environment
    • Strong automation and computer skills
    • Ability to analyze and solve basic issues that impact the performance of the assay
    • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly and honestly
    • Ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality
    • Ability to participate in projects and complete assignments as expected
    • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of GRAIL’s Clinical Laboratory

Physical Demands & Working Environment:

    • Hours and days may vary depending on operational needs
    • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
    • May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation
    • Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary
    • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary