Clinical Lab Scientist

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. 

Responsibilities include:
·       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.

Requirements include:
·       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







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