Laboratory Technician



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Position: Laboratory Technician

Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Duration:  6-month contract w/ possible extension



The Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory at the Department of Public Health is in a search of Laboratory Technician.



  • Associate's degree or higher with a major in medical technology, chemistry, bacteriology, environmental science, chemical engineering, biological sciences or similar field.
  • General l knowledge of the techniques used to handle and transport multiple types of specimens to maintain integrity of laboratory tests.
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures, including safety practices and procedures followed in laboratory work in the assigned specialization such as histology, biochemistry, cytology, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, or serology.
  • Knowledge f the techniques used in the handling and transportation of laboratory specimens.
  • General knowledge of laboratory testing techniques and methods including sample collection.
  • Knowledge of sanitation and sterilization methods, techniques and procedures followed in a laboratory, as well as the proper methods used in disposal of laboratory materials.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an aptitude for interacting effectively with the staff, couriers, providers and other agencies.


  • Data entry
  • Labeling media
  • Performing calibrations of pipettes & thermometers
  • Planting of primary clinical specimens (BSL2 only)
  • Packaging waste for autoclaving or incineration

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