Have a passion for science and making a difference? Consider a career at the American Red Cross!
Join the Red Cross Biomed Team!
If you’re looking to help save lives and contribute to the mission of one of the nation’s most respected humanitarian organizations, consider a career in biomedical services at the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross employee, you’ll have opportunities to grow your career and be recognized and rewarded for your efforts. Most importantly, you’ll work alongside dedicated individuals like yourself who live the values of our organization every day.
The American Red Cross is proud to be one of the Top-Rated Workplaces: Best Non-Profits and Top-Rated Workplaces: Veterans based on rankings and reviews on Indeed.
As the Scientist – HLA Laboratory, you’ll help assure the smooth daily operation of the laboratory and supervise DNA-based HLA typing or other genetic marker tests such as engraftment monitoring after Stem cell transplantation. You’ll also perform Single Bead Antibody Screen analysis, develop and implement new procedures and should be familiar with the various computer software related to data analysis. You’ll be responsible for helping teach and train molecular genetics and techniques to staff. You’ll also help laboratory staff in solving all technical problems, provide transfusion support to regional blood banks and customer service.
Supervise extraction of high quality DNA from various sample sources (whole blood, cultured cells, blood spotted filter paper samples, buccal swabs and segments of blood bag tubing etc.) using automated workstations
Set up new DNA-based tests relevant to the lab’s operation or for new projects
Teach DNA testing methods (Sanger, NGS, and STR) to staff members
Be proficient in Sanger, NGS and STR analysis
Be proficient in Single Bead Antibody Screen analysis
Understand the needs of transfusion support
Write and conduct validation plans
Compile procedure manual and scientific papers
Perform literature searches for projects or contract proposals
Help laboratory staff in solving all technical problems
Participate in continuing education programs, keeping abreast with work-related scientific and technical progress, and actively encourage coworkers to do the same
Assure that departmental activities are performed in compliance with American Red Cross QMS, state and federal regulations -- including the CFR and local standard operating procedures
Understand and follow safety regulations for handling biohazard materials. Be proficient in carrying out QC tests for all reagents and equipment used in the lab
Ph. D. degree in biology or related fields or a M.D. degree is required. Must have at least three years of molecular genetics experience; at least one year of HLA experience required
Thorough knowledge of molecular genetics
Knowledge of the HLA system
Problem solving skills for technical and personnel issues
Must demonstrate communication skills, both written and oral
Must be able to guide and supervise people
Must be able to motivate staff
Should have a working knowledge of data processing
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
To learn more and chat with a recruiter, textREDCROSSJOBSto 97211.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: HLA
About American Red Cross
Join Us and Make a Difference Every DayDown the street, across the country, around the world—our work helps save lives.With more than 23,000 employees and 330,000 volunteers, the American Red Cross comprises a diverse network of men and women committed to changing the world, one community at a time.