Clinical Laboratory Scientist, AM Shift

Genomic Health
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Redwood City, CA 94063
Job Description

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist I is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing on patient specimens, interpreting and reporting patient results, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, and complying with all applicable local, state, and federal laboratory requirements.


The high complexity nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team environment.

  • Perform laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures
  • Review, interpret, and report patient results
  • Perform, review and document laboratory quality control procedures
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment
  • Prepare reagents required for laboratory testing
  • Independently identify and troubleshoot basic problems that adversely affect test performance
  • Supervise unlicensed laboratory personnel
  • May assist with the training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing personnel
  • Participate in the testing and validation of new laboratory equipment and procedures
  • Participate in quality assurance activities
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of laboratory supplies for daily operations


  • Possess a working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve basic issues that impact test performance
  • Ability to professionally function within a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly, and honestly
  • Strong automation and computing skills
  • High volume laboratory experience preferred
  • Training in molecular biology techniques preferred
    California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laboratory regulations
  • Completion of an CLS training program at an accredited institution or Clinical Laboratory work experience within the last five years
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team



  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
  • Some lifting (greater than 25 pounds) may be necessary; Facilities, Materials and Engineering employees occasionally must lift at least 50-75 pounds.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation (GENERALLY LABORATORY & CUSTOMER SERVICE EMPLOYEES ONLY)
  • Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary (LAB EMPLOYEES ONLY)

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