Medical Laboratory Scientist Panorama



1,001-5,000 employees

Global leader in personalized genetic testing


$25 - $39hourly

Junior, Mid, Senior

Austin, TX, USA

  • 0-9 yrs years of experience as a Medical Technologist or equivalent in a clinical laboratory environment
  • BS/BA degree in Medical Technology, Biological Sciences, or a related field
  • Current MT/MLS/CLS certification preferable from ASCP, AMT, or AAB
  • Experience in Molecular Biology preferred
  • Verify the proper specimen being analyzed and perform tests that need to be completed
  • Proficient at analyzing clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures in an efficient manner with little to no errors
  • Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of methods performed in the lab
  • Provides general oversight of personnel and the daily operations in the lab
  • Meet expected performance metrics within role as applicable
  • Follows GLP (good laboratory practice): maintain clean and organized workspace
  • Completes training and other deadlines on time
  • Provide guidance for new Clinical Laboratory Operator and/or Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Train on specialized instructions for instruments/protocols (super users)
  • Recognizes and escalates equipment malfunctions; troubleshoots common analytical and processing errors according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedure
  • Recognizes, documents, and escalates protocol deviations in lab to lead/supervisor
  • Assists with documentation for nonconformance reports
  • Participates in the updating of departmental standard operating procedures and database to accurately reflect the current practices
  • Conducts independent continuous improvement projects
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agency requirements through proper documentation (example maintenance logs, bench worksheet)
  • Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data (if applicable)
  • Maintains equipment and instruments in good operating condition (such as calibration and expiration date)
  • Maintain inventory of material, supplies and equipment in the laboratory for performance of duties
  • Communicates with team and other departments on various platforms (including via e-mail)
  • Provides feedback on day-to-day schedule and tasks to lead/supervisor; offers suggestions/ideas for improvement
  • Assists teammates in completing daily tasks and facilitate workflow as needed
  • Conducts himself/herself in a professional manner; acts as a role model/mentor to others
  • Adheres to Departmental Expectations
  • This role works with PHI on a regular basis both in paper and electronic form and have access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job
  • Employee must complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training and security training as soon as possible but not later than the first 30 days of hire
  • Must maintain a current status on Natera training requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Natera stands as a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, with a dedicated focus on oncology, women’s health, and organ health, aiming to integrate personalized genetic testing into standard healthcare practices. The company's competitive advantage lies in its proprietary cfDNA technology platform, which has been validated by over 100 peer-reviewed publications for its high accuracy, and its diverse team of experts from various fields. Natera's commitment to industry leadership is evident in its ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories, and its proactive stance against cyber crimes, ensuring a secure and innovative work environment.

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Austin, Texas



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Flexible medical plans

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