Clinical Lab Scientist

Revel IT

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Our Tucson, Arizona client has a contract opportunity for a Clinical Lab Scientist who is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing on clinical specimens, interpreting and reporting results and complying with study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, Test Instructions, and related CAP/CLIA Regulations and guidelines.

 

Job Description: 

  • Participates in scientific studies and activities supporting registrational and non-registrational clinical trials. Receives general instructions; plans and executes own work.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Works under general supervision, to support aspects of clinical testing and sample processing, adhering to CAP/CLIA regulations and ISO 15189 guidelines.
  • Performs high-complexity testing within the CDx CAP/CLIA Laboratory. Monitors performance of IHC, ISH, molecular assays, and immunoassays; assists with lab failure investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Performs accessioning of biological samples (blood, plasma, tissue) and quality control of demographic data input. Communicates with clients on held and rejected samples.
  • Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate regulatory agencies (SHE, OSHA)
  • Critically evaluated quality control and test results against acceptance criteria to support clinical testing.
  • Uses technical writing skills and Good Documentation Practices to complete lab documentation, SOPs, and Quality documents.
  • Participate in routine lab maintenance and lab safety inspections.
  • May perform basic troubleshooting for issues related to instrumentation.
  • Analyzes alternative approaches to solve problems or develop new perspectives on existing solutions; initiate and implement process improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

 

Qualification:

  • Must possess a BS or BA degree in a related discipline.

 

Experience:

  • 1 year experience working in a clinical laboratory.
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC), chromogenic in-situ hybridization (ISH), histology lab experience (CAP/CLIA), immunoassays and molecular biology experience.

 

Knowledge, Skill or Ability:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, such as word processing, statistical analysis, and laboratory information systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Requires excellent attention to detail; ability to multi-task and be flexible with tasks and schedules.

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