Medical Technologist III, Global Clinical Microbiology

Memphis, TN

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Medical Technologist III, Global Clinical Microbiology

The Department of Global Pediatric Medicine (GPM) is a growing department looking for professionals who are eager to help implement the St. Jude Global (SJG) mission of training the clinical workforce, developing and strengthening health systems and patient-centered initiatives, and advancing knowledge to sustain continuous improvement through research.


Global Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (GPLM) works with the Global Infectious Diseases Program to support the SJG mission through improvements in laboratory medicine, with improved clinical microbiology services as an important component of this goal.

The Medical Technologist III in our Clinical Microbiology Lab is responsible for the prompt, efficient and accurate performance, validation, and reporting of laboratory test results which are utilized for the purpose of prognosis, diagnosis, treatment and research. Under the direct supervision of a TN licensed Director, Manager or Supervisor, The MTIII is responsible for the assigned shift or hours as scheduled. The MTIII may work under the guidance of other qualified clinical laboratory personnel. Additional responsibilities related to goals of the Global Microbiology Program may include laboratory assessments, development and delivery of educational material, design and implementation of quality management system elements, and other tasks, as needed. This position will work closely with the Global Infectious Diseases team to coordinate performance of Global Microbiology activities.


The employee must meet the qualifications as defined in CLIA requirements 42 CFR Part 493 for one or more of following roles based on education, experience and responsibilities performed by the specific incumbent within the job: Technical Consultant, Technical Supervisor, General Supervisor and/or Testing Personnel. The Department will designate and maintain records for individual specific qualifications.



All candidates must submit a cover letter to be considered for the position.


***Recent microbiology experience is strongly desired***


Foreign language ability, independent or semi-independent project work or project management experience is desired.


Work Schedule:

Variable day shift, rotated holidays and flexible (days or evenings), on call hours every third weekend, and potentially frequent international travel.

  • Four (4) years of Medical Technologist experience required, of which two (2) years of experience must be in assisting with and/or performing method validation, quality control evaluation, writing procedures, troubleshooting analyzers and procedures and performance improvement
  • Two (2) years of relevant clinical medical laboratory technician experience may be considered for one (1) year of medical technologist experience