Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS)

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Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS)

Clinical Lab Scientist


Position Objective
The testing personnel is responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and for

reporting test results. Each individual performs only complexity tests that are authorized

by the laboratory director.

Essential Functions

Each individual performing moderate complexity testing


· Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test

· analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;

· Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested

· in the same manner as patient samples;

· Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control

· activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;

· Follow the laboratory’s established corrective action policies and procedures

· whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable

levels of performance;

· Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance

· or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately

· notify the technical consultant, clinical consultant or director; and

· Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the

· Laboratory’s established performance specifications.

· The testing personnel is responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and for

reporting test results.




Each individual performing patient testing procedures must possess a current license

issued by the State of California as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, and have earned an

Bachelors degree in a chemical, physical or biological science or medical laboratory.




The testing personnel must possess –

· the skills required for proper specimen collection, including patient preparation,

· if applicable, labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or

preparation, transportation and storage of specimens;

· The skills required for implementing all standard laboratory procedures;

· The skills required for performing each test method and for proper instrument


· The skills required for performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting

and calibration procedures related to each test performed;

· A working knowledge of reagent stability and storage;

· The skills required to implement the quality control policies and procedures of

the laboratory;

· An awareness of the factors that influence test results; and

· The skills required to assess and verify the validity of patient test results

through the evaluation of quality control sample values prior to reporting patient

test results.


Own the Customer

  • Is customer-centric and keenly aware of markets, trends and competitors
  • Is tenacious, decisive, nimble and quick
  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude


Working Conditions:

• May handle highly infectious agents and hazardous chemicals.

• Sit or stand for long periods of time while using equipment and specimen

handling and/or for computer work.

• Bend or twist to reach into lower cabinets and drawers and squat or kneel

to remove or store supplies stored on lower shelves.

• Stretch or over-the-head arm movements to reach into high cabinets and

shelves to remove or store supplies.

• Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

• Visual requirements to distinguish colors for analysis; and auditory

requirements to hear timers on equipment.

• Fine hand manipulation is required to operate equipment, manipulate and

pipette specimens.

• Working hours are normally nine to five. Longer hours can be worked,

although there is usually some flexibility in start and finish times.

(Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay. Exempt employees

are not.)

• Work is mainly laboratory-based with some time spent in the office writing

up experiments, validation documents, and standard operating procedures.



Life Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Deadline: Friday, 23 August 2013

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