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Location: North Hollywood, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 826084 Date posted: 09/09/2019
Responsible for new clinical test development and improvements to existing methods; handles complex projects that involve the identification, assessment and development of scientific concepts and technologies and leads a team of professional and support personnel.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Researches new and improved clinical Molecular Genetic Pathology laboratory methodologies.
  • Develops or validates new procedures, performs cost analysis, and evaluates their robustness and the feasibility of their implementation.
  • Presents recommendations to laboratory management.
  • Documents procedures.
  • Trains staff in new methodologies.
  • Creates and implements training protocols.
  • Provides technical expertise and problem-solving in methods of analytical and clinical Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, or Cytogenetics.
  • Demonstrates statistical analysis skills and proficiency with advanced chemistry (e.g., LC-MS, GC-MS, IR and atomic absorption and spectroscopy), molecular genetics (e.e., Q-PCR, NGS library prep, microarray, and other) Cytogenetics (e.e., chromosome analysis and FISH).
  • Keeps current with the technical literature and through attendance and presentation at scientific and clinical meetings.
  • Accountable for the implementation and interface of new equipment with existing technology, in conjunction with vendors and laboratory information system (LIS) staff.
  • Develops proficiency in platform-specific software to create protocols for quantitative measurement, quality control, and transmission of test orders and results.
  • Assesses current and proposed process flow(s).
  • Recommends, creates and implements improvements in those processes.
  • Consults internally and externally with clinical laboratory scientists, clinicians and providers on technical issues and aspects of test selection and interpretation.
  • Supports and coordinates Regional Laboratory, inter-facility and inter-regional projects.
  • Develops and implements projects that span a wide scope of clinical laboratory or Molecular Genetic Pathology laboratory disciplines.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum two (2) years of post-graduate clinical laboratory or NGS laboratory experience with distinguished track record.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related field required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Valid current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist or limited specialty license highly desirable.
  • Master's degree in analytical chemistry, Molecular Biology, or clinical laboratory science sub discipline with extensive course work in the appropriate sciences, including analytical chemistry, mathematics, physics, and statistics preferred.
  • PhD preferred.
  • -   Experience with
    highly complex methods employing gas chromatography(GC), GCMass
    spectrometry(GCMS), high pressure liquid chromatography(HPLC), LC tandem mass
    spectrometry(LCMSMS), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry(ICPMS),
    electrophoresis, atomic absorption(AA), nephelometry, Immunoassays and
    automated chemistry analyzers.

    -   Experience in LCMSMS, ICPMS, GC/GCMS, Protein
    Electrophoresis, Method Validation and Verification.

    Primary Location: California,North Hollywood,Sherman Way Central Lab W 11668 Sherman Wy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Esoteric Chemistry Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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    Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.

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