Careers with DTPM

Be Part of Something Bigger

DTPM is one of the nation’s largest providers of comprehensive laboratory solutions, growing since 1993.  We highly value our experienced consultants, technical teams, and customer service reps who have helped DTPM become what it is today. If you are interested in becoming a part of this successful and dedicated team, review our open positions below and submit your application for consideration.

Open Positions:

Clinical Laboratory Molecular Scientist

The Clinical Laboratory Molecular Scientist will have hands-on experience with the extraction of RNA/DNA from various clinical sample types including, but not limited to mucus, urine, and body fluids. This individual will also have experience performing real-time PCR. Previous experience working in a research or clinical diagnostic laboratory (performing high complexity molecular laboratory tests) with analysis and interpretation of this type of testing is desired but, not required. This position requires an MLT or MT or Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or 60 credit hours in/with a major in chemistry, biology, molecular biology or a related field with training in molecular biology techniques and/or experience in clinical molecular diagnostics.


  • Experience utilizing real-time PCR technology.
  • Extraction of RNA/DNA from various clinical samples.
  • Basic knowledge/experience of clinical laboratory regulations (CLIA, COLA, CAP).
  • Troubleshooting – Must possess problem-solving abilities to determine the cause(s) of operating errors and provide reasonable solutions.

Preferred by not required:

  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Systems is desired but, not required.
  • Experience with automated liquid handling platforms is desired but, not required.

Molecular PCR Lab Directors for Client Sites

DTPM is assisting our clients in their needs for a Lab director that is qualified to oversee a molecular PCR lab.

Position Description:

The clinical laboratory director is responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory in addition to the overall operation and administration of the laboratory and must ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Clinical laboratory director services are to be provided in accordance with CLIA regulations, Subpart M—Personnel and Part 493- Laboratory Requirements and any state requirements that may apply. In addition adherence to all accreditation policies and guidelines pertaining to the laboratory.

Position Responsibilities:

The director is the responsible head of the clinical laboratory and is responsible for the overall operation and administration of the clinical laboratory, including the employment of personnel who are competent to perform the procedures or tasks assigned to them, and also including the prompt, accurate and proficient performance, recording and reporting of test results, and is responsible for assuring compliance with all applicable state and federal laws rules and regulations.

In addition, the director shall fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Be accessible to the clinical laboratory to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation as needed. This responsibility may not be delegated except to a clinical laboratory director
  • Ensure that testing systems developed and used for each of the tests performed in the clinical laboratory provide for quality clinical laboratory services for all aspects of test performance which includes the preanalytic, analytic and postanalytic phases of testing
  • Ensure that the physical plant and environmental conditions of the clinical laboratory are appropriate for the testing performed and provide a safe environment in which employees are protected from physical, chemical and biological hazards
  • Ensure that the test methodologies selected have the capability of providing the quality of results required for patient care
  • Ensure that verification procedures used are adequate to determine the accuracy, precision, and other pertinent characteristics of the method
  • Ensure that clinical laboratory personnel are performing the test methods as defined in the clinical laboratory’s policies and procedures for accurate and reliable results
  • Ensure that the clinical laboratory successfully participates in a proficiency testing program for the testing performed which meets all requirements
  • Ensure that all proficiency testing reports received are reviewed by the appropriate staff to evaluate the clinical laboratory’s performance and to identify any problems that require corrective action.
  • Ensure that an approved corrective action plan is followed when any proficiency testing result is found to be unacceptable or unsatisfactory
  • Ensure that quality control and quality assurance programs are established and maintained to assure the quality of clinical laboratory services provided and to identify and correct failures in quality as they occur
  • Ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance for each test system are established
  • Ensure that all necessary remedial actions are taken and documented whenever significant deviations from the clinical laboratory’s established performance characteristics are identified and that patient test results shall not be reported until the system is functioning properly
  • Ensure that reports of test results include pertinent information required for interpretation
  • Ensure that consultation is available to the clinical laboratory’s clients on matters relating to the quality of test results reported, the methodology used, and their interpretation concerning specific patient conditions
  • Ensure that supervision is provided as specified in CLIA by a supervisor or supervisors
  • Assess laboratory staffing needs and advise management when insufficient clinical laboratory personnel are employed to provide appropriate consultation, supervision, and accurate performance of tests and reporting of test results in accordance with the standards of practice and responsibilities for clinical laboratory personnel as defined in regulations
  • Ensure that licensed clinical laboratory personnel can perform all testing operations reliably in order to provide and report accurate test results
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are established for monitoring individuals who conduct preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical phases of testing to assure that they are competent and maintain their competency and, whenever necessary, identify needs for corrective action including remedial training or continuing education
  • Ensure that a procedure manual approved, signed, and dated by the clinical laboratory director both initially and biennially thereafter is available to all personnel responsible for any aspect of the testing process
  • Identify in writing which examinations and procedures each individual is authorized to perform including whether supervision is required for specimen processing, test performance or result reporting and whether supervisor or director review is required prior to reporting patient test results
  • Select the clinical laboratory’s test menu and methods, the schedule of testing, the criteria for specimen collection and rejection and the methods for reporting results
  • Identify weaknesses in performance and take necessary action to ensure minimum acceptable performance
  • Establish and maintain a patient identification system
  • The director can delegate performance of responsibilities to qualified supervisors, with the exception of the approval, signing and dating of procedures. However, the director remains responsible for ensuring that all duties are properly performed. The delegation of responsibilities must be written and specific.

IT Specialist

DTPM is seeking an IT Specialist for our headquarters in Fort Payne, AL


Position Summary:

The IT Specialist will be responsible for daily IT consultation, installation, configuration, and support of operating systems, network configuration, and installation of network hardware and cabling.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide Help Desk support using remote access tools
  • Install and support IP cameras
  • Support VOIP phone system over a JIVE PBX system
  • Supporting the Installation and deployment of computer hardware and related equipment
  • Install & wire-manage network cables
  • Interact daily with users in a professional manner


  • Ability to multi-task
  • Windows/MAC Operating System experience
  • Active Directory
  • Network experience
  • MS Office 365 experience
  • Customer Service oriented
  • Ability to travel to various sites during the workday (5% – 10%)
  • Ability to communicate technical information coherently, both verbally and in writing

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) and arms(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with hand(s) or arms(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
  • Ability to use a ladder
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Application Form:

If you are ready to part of a talented and valuable team please send your resume, cover letter, and any certifications to us for consideration.