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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
Aug 3, 2022

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Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT) is a clinical-stage biotech advancing therapies to treat multi-drug resistant infections. We are on a mission to address today's — and tomorrow's — toughest infections. We are looking for intelligent and motivated people to help us reach those goals.


The Medical Laboratory Technician will perform diagnostic testing to aid clinicians in infectious disease diagnosis and treatment.  This position is a perfect fusion of research and diagnostic medical Microbiology. The MLT will conduct and report clinical testing including phage susceptibility testing (PST), antibiotic susceptibility, antibiotic-phage interaction, and phage-phage interaction in planktonic and biofilm-associated bacterial species. The MLT may also perform clinical sample processing, phage and bacterial quantification, bacteriophage plaque assays, neutralizing antibody testing, genomic extractions, and PCR.  This testing will directly support APT's expanded access programs and APT's sponsored Clinical Trials (Phase 1-3).  Work will be performed under the guidance of a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist using GLP/GCLP guidelines in the APT Clinical Testing Laboratory (CTL).


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

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  • Performs human and microbial sample management activities, e.g., receipt, log-in, storage, and retrieval for samples submitted to the Clinical Testing Laboratory (CTL)
  • Performs analytical testing on biological samples including microbial growth and identification, phage susceptibility testing, minimum inhibitory concentration antimicrobial testing, serial dilutions, phage titer testing, and other biological assays as assigned
  • Generate and verify reports of findings
  • Participates in Quality Assurance activities such as sample and report tracking, deviation reporting, test method qualification/validation
  • Maintains, monitors, and documents CTL instrumentation and laboratory safet
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned
  • All work will be performed under the supervision/guidance of a Certified Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Other duties as needed

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, & activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Current Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification preferred
  • Associates degree/equivalent in life sciences or related field AND
  • Recent completion of an accredited MLT program or
  • Successful completion of a U.S. military medical laboratory training course or
  • 1+ years of recent, full time clinical experience in a CMS CLIA certified/JCI accredited/ISO 15189 accredited Microbiology laboratory
  • 3+ years of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology clinical laboratory
  • Experience with bacteriophage/viral plaque assays preferred
  • Clinical Microbiology and aseptic technique under BSL-2 conditions
  • Ability to follow complex instructions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Research and analysis skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to follow biohazard and safety guidelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Comfortable working in teams and independently under the guidance of lead technologists
  • Fluency with Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination required; APT employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work on the premises.

APT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. APT seeks to diversify its work force and is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.



Notice to Third-Party Recruiters/Staffing Agencies: Recruitment is managed through the Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Human Resources department. Resumes will only be accepted from staffing agency/recruiters if there is a signed contract in place. Recruiters are requested to not contact our hiring managers or employees directly to inquire about open positions or to present candidates. In the event a staffing agency/third-party recruiter submits a resume without a contract in place, the candidate submitted will be considered unsolicited and treated as if the candidate submitted their resume directly to Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, and no fee/payment will be paid. Recruiters interested in working with Adaptive Phage Therapeutics can submit their information to and we will contact you if needed.



Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT) is a clinical-stage company founded to provide an effective therapeutic response to the global rise of multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogenic bacteria.

APT’s approach arms us with the unique capability of adapting to the emergence of future antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Our PhageBank’s precision targeted, genomically screened, and highly purified phage collection is dynamically expanding in response to the emergence of new strains of bacterial superbugs.

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