Laboratory Corporation of America Technologist Trainee (2nd Shift) in Burlington, North Carolina

We are seeking an entry level Technologist to join our Reference Microbiology lab team in Burlington, NC! Performs tests and analyses in an entry level capacity according to established testing procedures in designated technical department. Assays performed in the in our department utilize a variety of scientific techniques, including Performs tests and analyses according to established procedures in designated technical department. Position may perform various techniques including EIA, IFA, and other non-automated and automated procedures.

This position will have second shift hours from 2:00PM-11:30PM Tuesday - Saturday.


  • Receive and process specimens for AFB, Mycology, Legionella, and others

  • Examine/report KOH & AFB smears.

  • Perform testing on biological samples including antigen testing and EIA testing.

  • Examine cultures and identify fungi and AFB (Including DNA probes), perform PCR, perform AFB and fungal susceptibility testing, perform sequencing and MALDI, and other tasks

  • Determine priority of work and batches to maintain acceptable turn-around-time; recognize unacceptable and unusual specimens and handle appropriately

  • Assist with Customer Service coverage and specimen management.

  • Perform and resolve pending and audits.

  • Maintain and clean instrumentation; perform scheduled and as needed maintenance and critical function; trouble shoot as indicated.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Must have a BA/BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, or other related science to include 16 credit hours of Biology, 16 credit hours of Chemistry, and 3 credit hours of math constituting a biological science major as required by CLIA.

  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Must be able to work in a team oriented environment.

  • Color Blindness test will be required upon hire.


  • 1-3 years of experience in a Clinical Laboratory preferred




2:00PM-11:30PM Tuesday - Saturday

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.