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Clinical Lab Scientist

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
180 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
Job Description

Clinical Lab Scientist
Requisition ID: 121087BR
South San Francisco, CA

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

How will you make an impact?
The Genetic Sciences Division is seeking a Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) to perform complex laboratory procedures, including for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in a prompt, accurate, and reliable manner according to established procedures and quality control guidelines. The CLS will be responsible for specimen processing, test performance, reporting test results, performing quality control, and verifying that the controls are in range. The CLS will review results for accuracy and precision; repeating tests or performing confirmatory tests as appropriate.

What will you do?

  • Analyze clinical laboratory specimens following standard methods and procedures.
  • Judge the adequacy and qualities of specimens submitted for testing.
  • Correctly verify that the proper specimen is being analyzed for the appropriate patients and that the appropriate test is being performed.
  • Perform quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.
  • Validates test results through correlation with test parameters and QC metrics.
  • Confirms testing on all abnormal values to ensure accuracy prior to releasing of test results.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments and equipment.
  • Adheres to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Follows the laboratory’s established non-conformance policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Identifies issues that may adversely affect test performance or the reporting of test results and addresses the same.
  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Understands safety procedures relating to a laboratory to include handling of infectious biological agents as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; appropriate hazardous clean up procedures; universal precautions and infection control procedures.

How will you get here?
Education, Certification & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology or related science.
  • Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license required.
  • ASCP Board of Registry certification as a Medical Technologist OR certification in appropriate area preferred.
  • Zero to two years of experience. In a clinical laboratory

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Skilled in reading documents written in Standard English as well as scientific documents such as CLSI guidelines.
  • Skilled in writing technical reports.
  • Skilled at speaking using appropriate vocabulary and grammar such to ensure information is obtained and policies and procedures are understood.
  • Skilled in the use of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.
  • Knowledge of the metric system. Word processing skill to prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of where to go within the organization for information and ability to judge what information should be passed on to others includes management.
  • Good communication, customer service and teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of basic data analysis and interpretation (proficient in Microsoft Office)

All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. For more information, please visit

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