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Labcorp Technologist/ Trainee (3rd Shift)- Esoteric Microbiology in Burlington, North Carolina

Are you an experienced Medical Lab Professional? Are you looking to embark on a new challenge in your career, or start your career in Medical Lab Science? If so, LabCorp wants to speak with you about exciting opportunities to join our team as a Technologist in Burlington, NC. In this position you will work in a fast paced, customer focused, and challenging environment, and will be a part of our overall mission at LabCorp: "Improving Health, Improving Lives".

Technologists in our Esoteric Microbiology lab perform tests and analyses according to established testing procedures in designated technical department. They will aid in identification of microorganisms such as Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), fungi, and others through a variety of methods including: special stains, antigen detection, DNA probes, culture reading, PCR, Sequencing, MALD-TOF, and others.

This is a 3rd shift position and is eligible for a shift differential incentive. Open to entry level and experienced candidates as well as technician candidates with an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technologist.


  • 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.


  • BA/BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or related scientific field.

  • Technician candidates must have a Associate Degree in medical lab technology or equivalent

  • No experience required for Trainee or Technician candidates

  • 1 year or more of professional clinical lab experience preferred (Technologist and Sr Techs)

  • ASCP or AMT certification preferred

  • Interest or experience in Microbiology

  • Ability to work independently within a team and strong attention to detail

  • Strong organization skills

  • Must be flexible with time and adaptable to change.

  • Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen

  • Ability to work overtime as business needs

If you're looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, apply today!




Tuesday through Saturday 10:00pm-6:30am

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