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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cytogenetic Technologist to join our team in Torrance, CA!
Pay Range: $27.60-$52.53
Work Schedule: First Shift
Work Location Torrance, CA
Benefits: All job offers will be based on a candidate's skills and prior relevant experience, applicable degrees/certifications, as well as internal equity and market data. Regular, full-time or part-time employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD, 401(K), ESPP, Paid time off (PTO) or Flexible time off (FTO), Company bonus where applicable. For more detailed information, please click here.
Incumbent performs routine laboratory procedures in accordance with established Covance CLS quality principles, as well as trains new employees on the same. Incumbent is responsible for validating and maintaining new assays. Incumbent offers strong analytical knowledge in use and maintenance of sophisticated high technology instrumentation in the area of responsibility and expertise. Incumbent has high initiative with proven troubleshooting skills in major areas of departmental responsibility. Incumbent maintains high standards in all aspects of departmental and laboratory functions. Additionally incumbent is responsible for performing functions in 2 of 3 functional capacities: Training (required), Technical/Scientific and/or Operations/Processes.
Incumbent will perform essential functions in Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) including wet-lab processing, dry-lab analysis, and validations. Work is performed on both heme and FFPE samples. Validation work including validation report and SOP creation is expected. Future work with cell culture and chromosome analysis expected as well.
Essential Job Duties: May perform duties of Technologist I, II or III in addition to the following additional duties: Essential Functions - Training (Required) ¨ Provides informal leadership to department staff through mentoring and coaching. ¨ Oversee training activities within the department to ensure accuracy, quality, and consistency. Ensure area personnel are appropriately trained to support on-going routine production. Ensure training is completed as scheduled, and is properly documented prior to the individual testing and reporting patient results. ¨ Ensure competency is completed, as scheduled, by periodic review of competency documentation. ¨ Oversee the timely and accurate development of training materials and checklists for the department/sites. ¨ Provide on-going guidance, and support to department staff for training needs. ¨ May provide feedback to management on staff performance evaluations. Essential Functions - Technical/Scientific ¨ Act as a consultant to the lab management, internal customers, and clients in all technical/scientific facets relating to departmental activity. o Manage inquiries/requests for supporting documentation regarding data, test methodologies, new test codes, worksheets, and other internal customer/client needs. o Attend customer team meetings, and participate in client conference calls where needed. o Serve as site resource to provide guidance/direction to global sites for implementation of new processes/changes, and facilitate resolution of global issues. o Drive timely implementation of new assay validations, instruments, and equipment according to SOPs.
Essential Functions - Operations/Processes ¨ Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for new initiatives, Six Sigma projects, and other process improvement projects. ¨ Effectively utilizes performance measures/metrics to identify potential opportunities to drive improvements in quality, cost, cycle time, and service. ¨ Performs research to support requests for new instruments/equipment needed to implement new assays, improve productivity, and reduce costs. Works with potential vendors, and provides necessary information to internal customers for implementation. ¨ Oversee delegation of workflow. Ensures the efficient operation of workstations and areas of responsibility to ensure timely resulting of quality data. ¨ With management, may lead cross-site harmonization efforts. ¨ Provide support to management for relationships with vendors to ensure company resource needs are met and issues are addressed. Non-Essential Functions ¨ Only individuals that are verified to qualify as supervisory personnel under regulations/standards applicable to the facility (e.g., New York State, CLIA, CAP) may perform periodic review and approval of quality control program records (e.g. quality control data, instrument logs, reagent logs). The SOPs applicable to the department should be consulted to determine records that can be reviewed and approved.
Minimum Experience Required: Individual must have 5 or more years of Covance Laboratory experience performing clinical laboratory testing or experience in performing clinical laboratory testing judged as equivalent.
III. Education/Qualifications/Certifications and Licenses
U. S. Requirements
CA Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist license
Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements: · Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science or other life science with completion of at least a 12-month training program in Medical Technology. OR · Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university and one year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed. Such training must be equivalent to that received in a school of Medical Technology. OR · 90 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following: 1) 16 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences 2) 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry) 3) 3 semester hours of math · Completed an accredited clinical laboratory training program, or one year documented laboratory training or experience in the specialty that testing is to be performed. OR · Associate's degree in medical laboratory technology NOTE: Sr. Technologists who perform supervisory function must qualify as NYS Supervisor under Title 10 NYCRR Part 58-1.3, which includes, but is not limited to the following: The supervisor is qualified as a medical technologist pursuant to the provisions of section 58-1.5(b) and has had at least six years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience subsequent to qualifying of which at least two years have been spent working in a clinical laboratory having a director at the doctoral level. The clinical laboratory or blood bank shall be part of a hospital, university, health department, medical research institution or other institution which provides equivalent training.
Working Conditions: ¨ Work is generally performed in a laboratory environment. ¨ Exposure to blood borne pathogens. ¨ Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Special Factors: ¨ Weekend work and bank holidays is required. ¨ Second or third shift may be required. ¨ Overtime may be required.
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