*** Closed *** Clinical Lab Assistant I

 

Seeking highly motivated Clinical Laboratory Asisstant I (CLA I) with industry experience in molecular assays. The CLA I will perform a variety of laboratory and administrative tasks to support the clinical laboratory staff in the CLA I-certified OncoCyte laboratory. A CLA I will perform laboratory duties under direct and constant supervision of a licensed CLS, CLS Supervisor, or the Clinical Laboratory Manager (CLM) and/or designee, who provides specific instruction regarding how tasks are to be completed and defines the steps to be employed.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES, ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Perform molecular diagnostic testing on patient specimen (including general sequencing and/or expression array analysis) under the direct and constant supervision of a licensed CLS.
  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or Work Instructions (WIs).
  • Assist the CLS in laboratory testing.
  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance tasks and setting up consumables in preparation of laboratory testing.
  • Perform instrument calibrations and maintenance.
  • Receive and accession samples into the laboratory information management system (LIMS) to facilitate sample throughput.
  • Perform data entry and maintain spreadsheets.
  • Participate in materials management activities which includes tasks such as ordering, receiving, unpacking, documentation and labeling of consumables and reagents, and stocking work areas.
  • Identify problems that may affect assigned duties, and following established protocols, correct problems or escalate to Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Clinical Laboratory Manager, or Lab Director.
  • Document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from established performance specifications.
  • Participate in quality control and quality assurance activities.
  • Work closely with the Product Development staff and QA/QC staff to transfer reagent processes and methods.
  • Perform testing for special research and development studies.
  • Perform additional administrative duties and projects assigned by the Clinical Laboratory Manager or Clinical Laboratory Supervisor.
  • Comply with OncoCyte Corporation quality control policies and document QC activities. Maintain confidentiality of personal health information (PHI).
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing clinical laboratory operations.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Training:  

  • BS/BA in a biology-related science is required

Experience (Required):

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field in assay or sequencing platform development, including automated instrumentation and LIMS
  • Experience working in a fast-paced (BSL-2) lab environment with proven multi-tasking abilities

Experience (Preferred):

  • Experience with development, verification, and validation study’s and the documentation process
  • Hands on experience with Oncology testing and a proven track record of developing diagnostic tests for CLIA laboratory

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly motivated individual; takes initiative; can work under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of molecular diagnostics preferred
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with OncoCyte Corporation employees at all levels as well as customers and vendors
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing, within the work group
  • Must be flexible with work schedule (willing to work overtime hours, possible occasional work on the weekends)

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Full-time position Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm (with some shift flexibility)

The work required for this position is to be performed onsite in a formal office/laboratory environment.

 

Please send your resume to careers@oncocyte.com if you would like to be part of this growing and dynamic team.