Clinical Lab Scientist - Environmental

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Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $78,000 a year
As a Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) you will play a vital role in the process. You will perform all routine laboratory testing as well as basic instrumentation maintenance and troubleshooting and accurately perform routine laboratory testing in accordance with protocols established.

The CLS will correlate and integrate other patient data when interpreting test results and report results, which are substantiated by the proper use of appropriate quality control systems. The CLS will also use professional judgment and have an in-depth knowledge of laboratory techniques, scientific principles, quality control and instrument maintenance. In this position you must recognize problems, identify causes, and determine alternative methods and solutions as well as actively contribute to quality assurance activities and participate in proficiency testing.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Will operate and maintain highly complex instrumentations such as Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Ion Chromatography (IC), as well as demonstrate proficiency on routine environmental and clinical testing, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting in accordance with protocols established by the company.
Perform a variety of standardized microbiological tests such as heterotrophic plate counts, and endotoxin detection assay.
Processes specimens, performs test preparation, specimen verification and tracking, all related clerical functions and general clean-up tasks for routine as well as high complex tests
Reports, analyzes, and verifies environmental and clinical results, which are substantiated by the proper use of quality control systems.
Performs other quality control procedures to assure the operational accuracy of equipment and test reproducibility
Perform first line maintenance
Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities
Set up equipment, samples, and materials needed for analysis
Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will perform only those tests for which the scientist is qualified by education, training, and/or experience
Other duties as assigned

Knowledge of accepted clinical laboratory practice and procedures including handling of potentially infectious material and familiarity with California law relating to the practice of medical technology
Knowledge of computer skills, quality control and instrument maintenance Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Analytical problem-solving skills, proficiency in performing detailed tasks thoroughly and completely, and the ability to follow complicated instructions with accuracy
Good organizational skills
The ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate satisfactorily in English, in person and on the telephone
Strong knowledge of multiple specialties
Strong knowledge of quality control and calibration
Strong knowledge of lab equipment and procedures
Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University and one to two years related experience
High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Clinical Lab Scientist license from the State of California