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Laboratory Corporation of America Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) in South San Francisco, California

Monogram Biosciences (part of LabCorp) is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Technologist) to join its clinical laboratory in it's Molecular department in South San Francisco. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for molecular biology techniques performed in this lab, including RT-PCR, digestion, ligation, bacterial transformation, and plasmid purification.

The schedule for this position will be: Sunday-Thursday, 6:00 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m. or 7am-3:30pm. During training, schedule will be Monday-Friday.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and releases results in the Laboratory Information System

  • Utilizes a wide array of instrumentation, including Hamilton liquid handlers, KingFishers, BioRad imaging systems, and homebrew semi-automated dispensers, and performs quality control and calibrations as required

  • Analyzes results of gel electrophoresis to prepare samples for Sanger and NextGen sequencing

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

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

  • Performs appropriate QA/QC procedures

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

  • Analysis of clinical specimens

  • Calibration

  • Preventive maintenance

  • Troubleshooting

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

  • May participate in vendor/product evaluation

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

About Monogram:

Monogram Biosciences, Inc.(a wholly-owned subsidiary of LabCorp), is a leader in developing and commercializing innovative diagnostic products to help guide and improve the treatment of HIV, HCV, and other viral illnesses, as well as cancer and other diseases. Monogram's services enable health care providers to optimize treatment regimens for their patients. Monogram also supports pharmaceutical companies in developing new and improved antiviral therapeutics and vaccines and targeted cancer therapeutics. Located in South San Francisco, Monogram provides an innovative and flexible work environment, where you will have the opportunity to be part of pioneering new diagnostics technologies.

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, 1st shift: 6am-230pm or 7am-330pm

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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