Responsible for assisting the Clinical Laboratory Scientists and supporting the daily operations of the Clinical Laboratory. May serve as a team lead to the CLA team to coordinate tasks, divide workload, manage projects and review documents as assigned. You will demonstrate a good understanding of laboratory workflow and possess the skills and competency to assist the Clinical Laboratory Scientists in automated sample processing and in all other support functions. In addition to the primary role, Clinical Laboratory Associate II may provide support to the Accessioning group.
Assists in laboratory tests, processes and analyses according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures. Able to work independently as well as fostering a team environment. May perform non-technical functions such as inventory of supplies, completing administrative paperwork, and maintaining a clean, orderly work area. Performs startup and close out procedures according to policy and procedure. Perform other duties as assigned.
Ability to analyze and solve basic issues. Provide mentorship for new Clinical Laboratory Associates, give constructive feedback, and provide peer review feedback for evaluations. Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Manager or Senior CLS. Work closely with the CLS and Accessioning Teams to provide consistent and ongoing support to the entire service department.
Manages organizing and maintaining laboratory, equipment documents. Performs and documents quality control, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of equipment as part of the Quality program and our commitment to patient safety. Calibrates instruments as needed or when specified by internal policies.
Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality. Participates in laboratory quality improvement processes by assisting with updating and revision of safety and procedure manuals and participation in interdisciplinary projects.
- Education: Bachelors in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or Medical Technology
- Minimum of two years as a CLA required
- Extensive experience with manual pipetting techniques strongly preferred
- Experience with NGS-based assays and instrument operation/troubleshooting strongly preferred
Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
- Previous experience training and supervising clinical laboratory staff
- Complies with regulatory requirements appropriate for the position
- Detail oriented, with the ability to prioritize the workload and remain organized
- Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
- Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with other employees and managers as needed
Mirvie is shaping the future of pregnancy health by predicting unexpected complications before they happen for the well-being of millions of moms and babies. Complications such as preterm birth, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, affect 1 in 5 pregnancies, with large economic costs and lifelong health consequences for mom and baby. Our ground-breaking RNA platform is first to predict unexpected complications months before symptoms appear by revealing the underlying biology of each pregnancy. This breakthrough opens a new window into pregnancy health, allowing women to act and their doctors to intervene before unexpected complications become a crisis. Detection of early disease, at the individual level, also promises more equitable care than the use of broad sociodemographic factors that often result in bias. The idea for Mirvie was sparked by the personal experience of one of the founders whose daughter was born prematurely. Our team of world-class scientists and entrepreneurs has brought to market category-first, noninvasive tests used by millions. As a women’s health organization, Mirvie’s team shares a common purpose: to create a world where every pregnancy is as healthy as possible for both mom and baby. The company is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.