Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Illumina, Inc
Job Location
800 Saginaw Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063
market hourly rate

PTO, 401k, ESPP, medical/dental/vision, etc.

Job Description

NOTE: This is an AM shift position, 8:00am - 4:30pm, and 1 Saturday every third week).


The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results. 


•    Performs and reports laboratory testing on clinical laboratory samples used to aide physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
•    Selects, implements, and evaluates results for Quality Control materials used in statistical process control of laboratory assays.
•    Troubleshoots assays and equipment for which QC materials fail to perform adequately.
•    Participates in activities required to support all necessary licensure for the clinical laboratory, including quality management functions and on-site inspections of the laboratory.
•    Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of the methods employed in the laboratory and the use of the resulting information by physicians through continuing education activities.
•    Trains other CLS personnel and other staff in laboratory methods.  May be required to monitor the activities of non-licensed personnel.  May be required to supervise the activities of the laboratory in the absence of an on-site manager.
•    May be required to assist in assay development activities.  The testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.


Attend and participate in team meetings, and interact in a positive, professional manner.


Each individual performs only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities. 
Each individual performing high complexity testing must— 
•    Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results; 
•    Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens; 
•    Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed; 
•    Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance; 
•    Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director; 
•    Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications


Education and Experience:

•    Current California CLS license is required

•    1 years experience in a clinical laboratory setting; preferably with experience in a high complexity molecular testing environment

How to Apply

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About Our Organization

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN), is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of next generation life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function. These systems are enabling studies that were not even imaginable just a few years ago, and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine. With the innovative advances in our sequencing technologies, we are rapidly impacting the clinical market in areas such as reproductive health and oncology. The expanding Illumina oncology portfolio of next- generation sequencing NGS and microarray technologies is revolutionizing cancer genomics research. Our customers include a broad range of academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other leading institutions around the globe.

lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to over $1.4 billion in 2013. Forbes named Illumina #1 on the 2009 list of 25 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in the United States, the second time over a three year period that Forbes ranked Illumina #1 on its list of rapidly growing technology companies. Illumina was also named #1 smartest company in the world as part of MIT’s 2014 Technology Review.  As of August 2014, the company had a $24 billion market capitalization.

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