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Medical Technologist III

Personal Genome Diagnostics

Personal Genome Diagnostics

Saitama, Japan
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Job Summary:

Incumbent performs routine laboratory procedures in accordance with established Covance CLS quality principles, as well as trains new employees on the same. Incumbent is responsible for validating and maintaining new assays. Incumbent offers strong analytical knowledge in use and maintenance of sophisticated high technology instrumentation in the area of responsibility and expertise. Incumbent has high initiative with proven troubleshooting skills in major areas of departmental responsibility. Incumbent maintains high standards in all aspects of departmental and laboratory functions.

Essential Job Duties:


o Demonstrates thorough working knowledge of instruments/equipment in the department.
o Able to provide troubleshooting guidance to staff to resolve complex instrument and equipment problems. Works with the vendor where needed to resolve instrument/ equipment related problems and summarize results of investigations.
o Coordinates the timely development and completion of training materials and checklists.
o Seeks and promotes expertise in department and across sites to ensure consistent approach to training.
o Initiates revisions to SOPs or writes new SOPs to reflect current processes that ensure compliance. Coordinates with other departments and other sites to ensure timely completion of SOP. Resolves obstacles, where needed.
■Instrument/Equipment/Assay Validation
o Responsible for coordinating with other resources to ensure timely completion and implementation of new assay validations.
o May be asked to research, develop, validate and maintain procedures in area of responsibility and make recommendations on modification/improvement of procedures to management.
■Process Improvement:
o Able to analyze existing processes and create new approaches or ideas to improve. Works with internal/external department to ensure successful implementation of changes
o Demonstrates extensive knowledge of all department functions, and may serve as subject matter expert for department on company wide initiatives (i.e., Six Sigma).

■Supports client audit process and responding to inquiries.

■Serves as an expert in all facets of trained workstations in area of responsibility. Responds to problems or questions of department staff.



  • Bachelor’s degree in biological, chemical, physical, agricultural or pharmaceutical sciences from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experiences in Histology or Microbiology or Genomics

  • Good command of English and Japanese

  • Licensed clinical laboratory technician or licensed health laboratory technician.

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