Clinical Laboratory Scientist I

Organization
PerkinElmer, Inc.
Job Location
Bridgeville, PA
Job Description

Performs clinical laboratory tests, procedures and analyses to provide data for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in newborns.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares specimens for analysis and organizes tests to be performed.
  • Prepares and properly labels reagents required for laboratory testing.
  • Conducts analyses of dried blood spots or body fluid to determine presence of normal and abnormal components.
  • Reviews test results, maintains legible work records, and enters findings into the laboratory information systems.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment according to established schedules and procedures.
  • Verifies proper instrument function by checking and calibrating lab instruments and documents data.
  • Records in instrument logs any repairs, part replacements and maintenance performed on laboratory instruments.
  • Participates, as requested, in the training of new employees.
  • Abides by laboratory safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a physical science or medical technology.

Working Conditions:

  • Clinical laboratory environment; some exposure to blood borne pathogens and chemical irritants. Must wear protective lab gear including lab coat, gloves, face shield and completely closed footwear.
  • Employee may be requested to work shifts other than daylight depending on the needs of the laboratory. Weekend rotation may be required.
  • Travel is not required.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use a keyboard, type, and occasionally stand and move to other parts of the lab. Must have manual dexterity to use lab equipment. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

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