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Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Menlo Park)

Kelly Services
Menlo Park, CA 94025
**Title: Clinical Laboratory Scientist**

**Shift: 3rd**

**Company Summary**

Our client is a pre-IPO world leader in genetic diagnostics and gene therapy research. Our client developed the first commercially available genetic test for corneal dystrophy, providing a fast and accurate test to help guide physicians in treating their patients to prevent or delay vision loss. Our client continues to innovate and has developed a next-generation sequencing (NGS) test for keratoconus. In addition to the diagnosis of these progressive eye diseases, our client is also developing state-of-the-art siRNA and CRISPR gene editing programs for corneal dystrophies and for treatment technologies that can be applied to other diseases beyond ophthalmology. These therapies have been proven in the lab and in animal studies, and will proceed with human trials in the very near future. Our client operates globally and has been recognized for its work, including being named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Our client just announced its newly developed, FDA-validated coronavirus diagnostic test the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Test (CoV2 Test) a Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) that uses Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR for the presumptive in vitro qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The on-hand testing time is 1.5 hours to 4 hours per run. We believe this is the most expeditious turnaround time there is on the market. Our client is ramping up operations in order to meet the worldwide need for coronavirus testing.

**Position Summary**

Our client seeks 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.

**Primary Duties & Responsibilities**

+ Analyzes clinical laboratory specimen following standard methods and procedures.

+ Judges the adequacy and qualities of specimens submitted for testing.

+ Correctly verifies that the proper specimen is being analyzed for the appropriate patients and that the appropriate test is being performed.

+ Performs 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.

+ Performs and documents instrument function by checking and calibrating specific lab instruments and documents data.

+ Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, and maintenance needed of equipment.

+ Adheres to the laboratorys quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.

+ Follows the laboratorys established non-conformance policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratorys 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 laboratorys 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.

+ Trains laboratory assistants on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice.

+ Performs other duties as necessary.


+ Currently licensed as a California Clinical Laboratory Scientist

+ Experience in and daily management of CLIA/CAP Accredited clinical laboratories

+ Six months laboratory experience minimum

+ Manual bench PCR experience

+ RNA extraction experience

+ NGS experience preferred

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

+ Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making capabilities

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at
Posted: 2020-05-08 Expires: 2020-06-08

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