TPIRC is a non-profit clinical care and research center that focuses on the development of cutting-edge, individualized treatment protocols for rare and orphan diseases utilizing comprehensive diagnostic tools and patient-driven research. Our mission is two-fold – to advance treatment discovery at a pace which helps our patients today, while building a scalable model of success to accelerate the rate of research discovery for all diseases.
We are currently seeking to hire a Clinical Lab Scientist for our Foundation Lab. The Clinical Lab Scientist is under general supervision and medical direction, and will perform clinical laboratory tests in a manner that provides accurate, timely, and meaningful results.
· Perform independently a wide variety of technical procedures in the Laboratory.
· Operate laboratory instruments and develop/maintain records of instrument maintenance and quality control.
· Maintain all laboratory equipment in good working order by following established preventive and routine maintenance schedules.
· Initiate and perform troubleshooting and minor repair on laboratory instruments.
· Maintain records of laboratory tests performed.
· Prepare written reports and/or technical summaries.
· Record and review data for accuracy, completeness, and suitability.
· Perform various quality control tasks and computations.
· Record keeping and document control systems, collection and collation of data, tracking laboratory compliance.
· Other responsibilities include sample processing, reagent preparation, and inventory.
· Performs pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phase testing of all complexities as defined by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act/Amendment (CLIA) to include specialized tests and analysis in one or more areas of clinical laboratory such as Clinical Chemistry and Immunology.
· A current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License as a Generalist or Limited License Chemist.
· At least two years of recent experience performing testing in a high volume laboratory.
· Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload, often changing from one task to another on an hourly or daily basis, while maintaining equanimity, accuracy and productivity.
· Must have working knowledge of lab safety, basic lab skills (pipetting, dilutions, specimen integrity, etc) and test methodologies.
· Skill in practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions used in making reagents and in performing calculations.
· Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with laboratory team as well as other medical areas.
· Ability to work in an environment with variations in temperature, instrument noise, usage of toxic or hazardous chemicals, fumes, odors and biological agents.
· Ability to perform repetitive tasks (i.e. pipetting, computer data entry).
· Skilled in writing accurately and legibly to record data, convey information, etc.
· Experience with the following is preferred, but not required:
- Phadia Immunocap 1000
- Sysmex XN-430
- Siemens BN ProSpec
- Siemens Dimension EXL 200