Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Flow Cytometry

CLIN · Santa Ana, California
Department CLIN
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Title

Clinical Laboratory Scientist – Flow Cytometry


Job Summary


  • Under the direction of Lab Supervisor/Manager, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) utilizes professional knowledge, skills and judgment to perform a variety of technical, clerical, physical and quality assurance functions. Strong background in immunochemistry assay and cell-based assays using flow cytometry.  Hands on experience of cell staining and analyzing flow cytometry results using data analysis software.  Experience on qPCR, molecular, ELISA testing is highly preferred.

General Responsibilities


  • Performs cell staining, analyze samples in flow cytometry and demonstrable expertise of compensation procedures
  • Performs compensation schemes with multi-lasers and multiple channels on flow cytometer
  • Performs cell-based assay using various analytical methods
  • Performs DNA, RNA extraction, setup RT, qPCR test and results analysis
  • Performs high complexity test according to validated protocols and produces accurate laboratory results
  • Performs and document quality control and results analysis
  • Performs proficiency testing accurately and timely
  • Performs and documents maintenance and calibration as scheduled or when needed
  • Follows protocol for testing and reporting controls. Takes appropriate action in out-of-control discrepant or unexpected test results
  • Utilizes Laboratory Information System, accessioning of test order and Specimen Processing
  • Participates in new validation and implementation
  • Recognizes and resolves problems, troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment
  • Ability to work in a biohazard environment, follows safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
  • Maintains a neat/clean organized work area and keeps working supplies and reagent inventories
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communication with all employees and clients, while having attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills to accomplish tasks
  • Attentive to record keeping, documentation of work performed and required clerical tasks.
  • Demonstrates the flexibility to adjust schedule in response to test workflow, orders or fluctuations in the workload.
  • Follows up on conflicting or irregular test order problems.


Job Qualifications & Skills

  • BS / BA degree in Science required.
  • Three (3) or more years clinical laboratory experience required.
  • Current California State License for Clinical Laboratory Scientist required.
  • ASCP certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology preferred.
  • Excellent skill in Microsoft word, Excel and data analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment


Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Business casual work attire
  • Fully stocked kitchen and much more!




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    Santa Ana, California
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