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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Company: Shield T3 LLC
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

This position is for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology and/or Generalist. This will be a
full-time position and requires detail oriented, self-motivated individual with excellent
communication skills and the ability to lead a team of Laboratory Technologists.

The Laboratory Supervisor will be responsible the day to day operations, managing laboratory
personnel and overseeing adherence to procedures and best practices in order to achieve safe
operations that meet the quality and volume operational requirements.
This critical position reports to the laboratory general supervisor and will also assist in the safe
and rapid start-up of the labs and validation testing, staffing, training of new associates, CLIA
and FDA regulatory approvals, and implementation of a robust quality management system.
The Laboratory Supervisor will actively recommend process improvements, protocols, and drive
implementation of improvements.

The Laboratory Supervisor will participate in wet lab bench work carrying out test validations,
patient testing, coaching and training laboratory technicians to assure full compliance with
regulations, to ensure that the testing process quality is of the highest standards, and to
enhance the reputation of the company.

Key responsibilities:
--- Drive daily a culture of safety in Laboratory operations
--- Function as a trainer/technologist in the CLIA laboratory for test validations and when
coverage lacks
--- Establish a respectful and inclusive work environment
--- Ensure direct reports comply with working procedures and standards
--- Assist in developing test workflows that are repeatable, relatively easy to use and
--- Assure the implementation of a Quality Management System is effective and that
operational risk is always low
--- Meet operational targets and establish clear corrective action plans when results are
below target
--- Maintain operations within budget
--- Assist in professional development of staff, ensuring the retention of high-quality staff
and the rapid ramp up of staff toward 10k tests per day for each movable unit
--- Execute training consistent with the requirement of repeatability, minimizing risk of
error that could threaten patient results, lab safety or organization reputation
--- The Clinical Laboratory Scientist General supervisor will also
a. Perform and evaluate RT-qPCR test results
b. Prepare reagents, solutions and control materials
c. Process specimens
d. Perform and review routine maintenance

--- Must have a current State of California license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in
Microbiology and/or Generalist.
--- A minimum of 2 years of CLS experience in high-complexity testing.
--- Enjoy wet lab bench work performing testing.
--- Be proficient as a technologist in the CLIA laboratory for test validations and for
coverage of laboratory technologists absences

Experience and Skills:
--- Demonstrated wet lab Experience in diagnostics in a BSL-2 environment with common
molecular techniques including DNA/RNA, RT-qPCR (Reverse Transcriptase quantitative
Polymerase Chain Reaction) processes.
--- Knowledgeable in the handling of patient specimens from accession to the storage, data
analysis, and interpretation.
--- Experience with pipettes (single and multi-channel), basic chemical calculations and
solution preparations, operation of thermal cyclers, automated liquid handlers, and
other equipment for PCR testing and analysis.
--- Prior experience managing lab personnel
--- Proven history as a collaborator and someone who drives toward results, working
through obstacles aggressively while setting the right example for the employee

Keywords: Shield T3 LLC, Sunnyvale , Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Healthcare , Sunnyvale, California

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