Clinical Laboratory Scientist I

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.
  • 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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