Filing Deadline: Mon 5/13/2019, thereafter Open Until Filled
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Senior Specialist Clinical Laboratory Scientist specializes in mass spectrometry. This position functions as a senior specialist of the Toxicology/Mass Spectrometry laboratory in the Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine (CALM). The successful candidate will perform the full range of duties required of a clinical laboratory scientist specializing in toxicology/mass spectrometry, with the responsibility of performing, evaluating, interpreting, and validating the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results.
Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens using manual and automated techniques, and require the ability to make independent decisions with minimal technical supervision. This position includes requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; solve complicated issues related to instrument performance and maintenance, perform analyses for routine patient care, develop new clinical assays and ensure compliance with various regulatory agencies. This position may also has supervisory responsibilities.
The primary functions of the Sr. Clinical Laboratory Scientist Specialist are to perform independently a wide variety of duties within their area of specialty. These duties include investigation/development of new/modified test procedures and technical review and monitoring of existing procedures. Coordination of quality control, quality assurance, and proficiency testing activities. Responsibilities may include identification of staff training needs and evaluating the competency of testing personnel.
Act as technical consultant and resource for staff, Medical Enterprise and community. Work assignments are made by the Manager and/or Supervisor and/or Faculty on a daily or project basis.
Must have a current Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license issued by the State of California.
A Bachelor's Degree.
Must have at least five (5) years experience of applicable clinical laboratory experience.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be able to articulate complex ideas for all levels of audiences.
Clinical applications of liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry.
Experience with interfacing liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry systems with laboratory information systems.
Experience with automated liquid handling systems.
Must be able to work all shifts, week-ends, holidays, overtime and at various locations as necessary in accordance with operational needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
Internal Number: 98156
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