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Lead Technologist, Transplant Laboratory (Nights)

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Local Title: Lead Technologist, Transplant Laboratory (Nights)
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Clinical Laboratory Technologist II
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Clinical Laboratories at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Lead Technologist, Pathology/Transplant Laboratory (Nights). The successful candidate will:

  • Participate in 24-hour coverage of the Transplant Laboratories.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for the performance of all phases of Histocompatibility testing, including but not limited to cross-matching; serologic, cellular, and DNA determination of lymphocytes compatibility for organ and tissue transplantation.
  • Conduct phenotyping of T and B lymphocytes, including cell surface markers.
  • Perform preparation of deceased and live donor and recipient lymphocytes for crossmatch and HLA typing by DNA.
  • Detect and identify anti-donor antibodies by Luminex technology.
  • Be on-call/recall for emergency services.
  • Participate in external and internal quality assurance and proficiency testing programs.
  • Conduct preparation and storage of cells, sera and reagents, rate-controlled freezing (liquid nitrogen) of cells and proper disposal of used material and waste.
  • Conduct phlebotomy.
  • Perform documentation, interpretation, management, reporting, and recording data.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological/Chemical Sciences.
  • New York State Medical Laboratory Technologist licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5-years of laboratory experience preferred.
  • Experience in HLA typing by serology and DNA methods and Flow Cytometry preferred.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 5:00pm to 1:00am (Nights)

Salary Grade/Rank:


Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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