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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Oakland, CA

Company
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
11914
AJE Ref #
575970218
Location
Oakland, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Details:
State License
Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist
Clinical Lab Scientist License
3 to 5 Years of Experience Required

***This position is contingent upon external funds***

Position Summary:
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist performs routine and complex laboratory procedures in a prompt, accurate and reliable manner according to established procedures and quality control guidelines and accurately records and reports test results while maintaining strict confidentiality of information. Must be available for weekend service.

In the Molecular Diagnostics section, nucleic acid based methods, including PCR, are used for diagnosis of disease. Duties include sample preparation and quantitation; evaluation, validation and performance of real-time quantitative PCR and/or PCR with probe or sequence-based assays; preparation of diagnostic test reports; database maintenance and data analysis; participation in all proficiency testing programs and in day to day laboratory functions including quality assurance and control programs, inventory, purchasing, routine maintenance of all equipment, and all related record keeping; providing information and customer service over the phone in accordance with Laboratory policy.

Position Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Life Science related field with some courses in Molecular Biology; Masters Degree preferred.
Experience: Three years of experience in nucleic acid based testing is required. Must have good interpersonal relation skills and high standards of customer service.
License/Certification: California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist license required. ASCP certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must be familiar with nucleic acid based testing, including the use of clean rooms. Applicant must be computer literate and have extensive experience using an LIS as well as Excel and other Microsoft Office programs. Molecular Biology techniques including real-time PCR and array GCH. Effective verbal and written communication skills, effective interpersonal and customer communication.

Physical Requirements:
Sit: Up to 8 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 6 hours
Reach: Up to 6 hours
Rep Use of UE: Up to 8 hours
Lift/Push/Pull: 25 lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms, clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20 feet. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN\'S HOSPITAL OAKLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, OR PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS. UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN\'S HOSPITAL OAKLAND SEEKS CANDIDATES WHOSE SKILLS, AND PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, HAVE PREPARED THEM TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND EXCELLENCE, AND THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE.