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Labcorp Clinical Laboratory Scientist -- Sequenom $5,000 Sign on Bonus in San Diego, California

Sequenom, a division of Integrated Genetics, part of LabCorp's Specialty Testing Group, is a pioneer in genetic testing for reproductive health, women's healthcare, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and COVID PCR and COVID variant sequencing testing.

We are seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist to join its clinical laboratory. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for the production of medical diagnostic testing in a clinical laboratory. The CLS will ensure that complex molecular diagnostic assays and systems are performed under appropriate compliance and regulatory requirements. The successful candidate will also independently perform clinical lab testing and other scientific examinations and record appropriate test documentations and evaluate test results.

$5,000 Sign on Bonus offered to external candidates

The schedule for this position will be: 1st shift (Tuesday-Saturday, 7 AM - 3:30 PM)

Location: 3595 John Hopkins Court, San Diego, CA 92121

Responsibilities:

  • Determine the acceptability of specimens for testing according to established criteria

  • Calculate results using testing data with both manual and computerized procedures

  • Utilize a wide array of instrumentation, including Hamilton, Zephyr, and next generation sequencers Illumina HiSEQ, performing quality control, troubleshooting, and calibrations, in accordance with applicable policies and procedures

  • Accurately enter results of testing. Review reports to ensure accurate test result reporting

  • Identify and respond to critical values or unusual or unexpected results and maintain proper documentation

  • Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment

  • Evaluate instrument performance check results. Perform linearity, accuracy and precision checks as required

  • Perform Quality Control and calibrations as required

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

  • Monitor and maintain a consistent supply of reagents and consumables

  • Prepare, test and evaluate new reagents or controls

  • Provide technical guidance to laboratory assistants and associates and other Clinical Laboratory Scientists. Assist training new employees

  • Review and edit technical instructions and standard operating procedures

Requirements

  • Current CA CLS license required. Generalist or Clinical Microbiologist Scientist License required

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry or similar scientific discipline required

  • Previous molecular diagnostics experience including DNA isolation, PCR, RT-PCR,Real-Time PCR, capillary electrophoresis and DNA sequencing a plus

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

  • Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus

  • High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills

Shift

1

Schedule

1st shift (Tues-Sat, 7 AM - 3:30 PM)

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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