Clinical Laboratory Scientist

December 28, 2020
Menlo Park, CA
Job Type



The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for performing medium and high complexity laboratory

testing on patient specimens, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, interpreting and

complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires keeping

meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication

skills, the ability to multitask and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently

in a team environment. The CLS must exhibit leadership skills such as good judgment, sound analysis,

decision-making, ability to remain professional and composed under pressure, effective interpersonal skills,

and the ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the laboratory and across departments.

You Will:

● Perform analytical procedures including testing, quality control, preparation and aliquoting of

reagents and analyses according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures.

● Operate and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment according to laboratory standard

operating procedures

● Troubleshoot and problem solve instrument issues.

● Check, monitor and record temperature and perform root cause analysis of deviations and

implement a resolution or initiates a service request as necessary.

● Review, interpret and report patient results as assigned.

● Independently identify and troubleshoot high complexity problems that adversely affect the test


● Perform, review and document laboratory quality control procedures.

● Perform and document reagent qualifications per the approved protocols.

● Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established

performance specifications.

● Perform and document routine preventive maintenance.

● Assist with training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing


● Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Laboratory Manager or Safety Officer.

● Write and revise standard operating procedures, as needed.

● Participate in introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations and validation.

● Participate and comply with Quality and applicable regulatory requirements.

● Participate in cross-functional teams responsible for securing CLIA certification, CAP accreditation,

and state licensure for the GRAIL Clinical Laboratory, including compliance with all applicable

standards and regulations.

● Provide direct supervision of the work of unlicensed laboratory personnel during the analytical

phase of testing.

● Communicate effectively with coworkers and non-laboratory personnel.

● Identify process improvement opportunities and report to laboratory management.

● Perform other laboratory duties as needed.


clinical lab, CLIA, NGS, Hamilton, TECAN, molecular biology, CGMBS

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

● Must possess a valid state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license

● Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science or related field

● Experience in molecular biology techniques preferred

● Working knowledge of local, state and federal laboratory regulations preferred

● Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner

● Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality

● Ability to work as part of a team within a highly collaborative environment

● Strong computer skills

● Ability to analyze and solve basic issues that impact the performance of the assay

● Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly and honestly

● Ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality

● Ability to participate in projects and complete assignments as expected

● Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of GRAIL’s Clinical Laboratory

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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