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Laboratory Corporation of America Clinical Lab Scientist (CA CLS License required) in South San Francisco, California

Monogram Biosciences (part of LabCorp) is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Technologist) to join its team in our new Diagnostic Immunology/Companion Diagnostics clinical laboratory. This position will initially focus on supporting development work associated with running new AAV (adeno-associated virus) assays used for gene therapy in rare diseases and cellular uptake assays which measure neutralizing antibody activity. Development work consists of performing hands-on lab work with specimens consisting of molecular techniques in cell-based systems and several diagnostic immunology platforms. Additionally, this position will run validated assays within Monogram's CLIA licensed laboratory: immunochemiluminometric (ICMA) quantitative, cell infectivity, and cellular uptake testing. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for reviewing QC records and testing results, entry of results, troubleshooting, and providing oversight for clinical laboratory technicians.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and be involved with the development and validation of new assays!

The schedule for this position will be:Sunday -- Thursday, start time either at 10am or 11am.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and release results in the Laboratory Information System

  • Utilize a wide array of instrumentation, plate readers (luminometers), plate washers, and performs quality control and calibrations as required

  • Perform CLIA patient testing and completes all associated lab paperwork

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures for specimen processing, performing test procedures, data analysis and reporting test results

  • Recognize problems and initiates troubleshooting steps to evaluate testing failures and other problems

  • Perform appropriate QA/QC procedures

  • Operate and maintain equipment and instruments according to manufacturer and Monogram Clinical Reference Lab (MCRL) established procedures including:

  • Analysis of clinical specimens

  • Calibration

  • Preventive maintenance

  • Troubleshooting

  • Actively participate in continuing education and in service training programs for licensure

  • May participate in vendor/product evaluation

  • Supervise unlicensed laboratory staff and clinical laboratory scientists in training, and provides technical guidance

Requirements

  • BS/BA in Chemistry, Biology, Clinical Laboratory or similar scientific field

  • Requires current State of California Clinical Laboratory license (CLS Generalist)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary

  • Single and/or multi-channel pipetting experience desired

  • Good understanding of statistical methods and application to the analysis of complex assays

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, flexible environment

  • Strong computer skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

  • Color vision-ability to distinguish and identify different colors

Shift

1

Schedule

Sunday-Thursday, 10am-630pm or 11am-7:30am

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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