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Clinical Lab Scientist

Randstad Life Sciences
Menlo Park, CA
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Job DescriptionJob Description
Clinical Lab Associate

9-month assignment (can extend or possibly become FTE)

Menlo Park, CA - 100% on-site

Shift information
  • Shift will be 3 PM -11:30 PM (potential for this to possibly change to 1 PM - 8:30 PM)
  • 1st month of training will be during AM shift (7:30 AM - 4 PM) - non negotiable
  • Once a month, will need to support weekend rotation (will work less of their weekday schedule and role is still intended to be 40hrs of work/week)

Must haves:
  • BA or BS in in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or a related field required and 1 year of INDUSTRY experience working in a molecular lab and have broad molecular bio experience
  • Experience with equipment handling and maintenance

  • Any experience with automated liquid handlers (Hamilton exp would be the main preference, but Tecan exp also acceptable)
  • NGS experience would also be a big plus

Cultural fit: team player, communicates well with others, positive work ethic and will contribute to a positive work environment, care about the quality of work that they do in handling patient samples.

Clinical Lab Associate III/IV/V PM shift

Our client is seeking a Clinical Lab Associate (Contractor) for the Clinical Laboratory Operation team at Menlo Park, CA

The Clinical Laboratory Associate is responsible for assisting the Clinical Laboratory Scientists and supporting the daily operations of the Clinical Laboratory. Clinical Laboratory Associate has demonstrated the skills and competency to assist the Clinical Laboratory Scientists in automated sample processing and in all other support functions. He/she has demonstrated a good understanding of laboratory workflow.

The work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team environment.

The onsite role requires 5 days a week in Menlo Park, CA

  • Responsible for equipment maintenance according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures
  • Responsible for maintaining sufficient inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment in the laboratory for performance of duties.
  • Check, monitor, and record temperature and perform root cause analysis of deviations and implement a resolution or initiate a service request as necessary.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
  • Perform annual review of standard operating procedures.
  • Assist the Clinical Laboratory Scientist with preparation and aliquoting of reagents.
  • Assist the Clinical Laboratory Scientist during patient testing.
  • Participate in projects under the supervision of a CLS or Supervisor along with maintaining quality and efficient work flow of daily duties.
  • Assist with training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing personnel.
  • Assist with internal audits and inspection preparation, as needed.
  • Manage of organizing and maintaining laboratory, equipment, personnel, and training documents
  • Set-up the Hamilton and assist with Hamilton automated procedures.
  • Ensure on-time calibration of laboratory equipment is scheduled and performed.
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer.
  • Work closely with the CLS and Accessioning Teams to provide consistent and ongoing support to the entire service department.
  • Write and revise standard operating procedures, as needed.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and report to laboratory management.
  • Provide guidance for new Clinical Laboratory Associates, give constructive feedback, and provide peer review feedback for evaluations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or a related field required.
  • 1+ year of related experience in a high complexity laboratory.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competency when assisting in the analytical sample processing steps and in all other supporting functions.
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to work as part of a team within a highly collaborative environment.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly and honestly.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to participate in projects and complete assignments as expected.
  • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of Clinical Laboratory.
  • Ability to analyze and solve basic issues.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Physical Demands & Working Environment
  • Hours and days may vary depending on operational needs.
  • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of Clinical Laboratory including holidays, weekends.
  • Working with dry ice may be necessary.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation.
  • Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary.
  • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary
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