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.