Medical Laboratory Technology Clinical Education Coordinator/Lab Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Hazleton
Campus City:
Hazleton, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Hazleton
Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Hazleton is seeking to fill the position of Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Clinical Education Coordinator/Lab Assistant. This position will be responsible for coordinating applied education (clinical practicums) for students in the MLT degree program, evaluating program effectiveness, and some instruction of MLT students in campus laboratory. Will also be responsible Support the instruction of students in the biology, chemistry, and microbiology labs by preparing laboratory materials, under the direction of science faculty. Serve as liaison between the MLT program at the Penn State Hazleton campus and clinical practicum sites. Communicate with officials at potential and established clinical sites, manage affiliation agreements, set up practicums for MLT students. Manage student clinical learning experiences and evaluation of student achievement, under the direction of the MLT Program Coordinator. May visit neighboring schools in support of recruitment efforts. Instruct MLT students in common, manual procedures in campus laboratory (differentials, blood typing, chemistry tests, microbiology, etc.). Provide input into curriculum development. Assist the Program Coordinator with the organization, administration, planning, and periodic review of the program; policy and procedure formulation; and evaluation of program effectiveness. Prepare laboratory materials for Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, and MLT courses. Follow Environmental Health and Safety regulations. Maintain chemical waste area. Monitor and manage safe disposal of hazardous and bio-hazardous waste. Update chemical inventory in consultation with faculty and staff. Maintain cleanliness of labs and storage areas. Maintain adequate laboratory supplies. Complete standard and routine clerical duties, such as, copying, filing, etc. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional years of experience (within the past 6 years) in a medical laboratory including all major disciplines (hematology, chemistry, clinical microbiology, blood bank); some teaching experience in a medical laboratory setting, documentation of recent and ongoing professional development is preferred. Must be an ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist. A qualified Medical Laboratory Technician may be considered if a Medical Laboratory Scientist cannot be found. Candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State jobs site and submit the following: a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this position; a current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. This is a 75% full-time equivalency (FTE) job working 30 hours per week. Full Penn State benefits included.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088