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CLS I - DNA Next Gen Sequencing (NGS)...
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Ambry Genetics | Aliso Viejo, CA
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Job Description

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) is responsible for following all standard operating procedures of the laboratory and adhering to all quality regulations. Additionally, the technologist may be assigned duties by the Lab Manager, Lab Supervisor, and other Clinical Laboratory Operations Leadership for the advancement or maintenance of the laboratory.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

* Follow all procedures and protocols pertaining to patient sample processing, pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical testing and general laboratory system that do not directly involve the manipulation of patient samples or products generated from patient samples of assigned assays (typically 1-2 methodologies)
* Adhere to all Quality regulations (CAP, CLIA & New York State) and ensure all training and competency forms are complete.
* Daily processing of patient samples within assigned workflow or assay. This includes generating work lists, plate maps, pulling and filing of primers and reagents daily, pulling and filing of patient samples daily and accurately processing of samples within assigned workflow or assay within specified TAT's. Timely and accurate completion and update of sample processing paperwork and lists on a daily basis either manually or electronically making sure to note any abnormal issues.
* Prior to specimen processing ensures all training and competency forms are complete. Make sure Quality has this information in the employee files.
* Prior to work, ensure that all equipment and instruments work properly, are maintained through preventative maintenance and that instruments have been calibrated or verified for calibration. Ensure work area is safe and clean prior to work and after work.
* Document all deviations from the standard operating procedures (either planned or unplanned) on a Deviation Report form along with the appropriate corrective actions. Submit to Lab Management and Quality for review and assessment.
* Analyze data and report results of assigned assays.

Position Requirements:

* Possesses a bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution or higher.
* Previous molecular laboratory experience is preferred.
* Required to maintain Clinical Genetics Molecular Biologist Scientist license once obtained from the state of California.
* ASCP licensure is optional to maintain.
* Licensed Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) specialized in the service of the laboratory or license classified as a General CLS.
* 0-4 years of experience of clinical laboratory experience as a CLS, including a more entry level of accurate analysis experience as a licensed CLS analyst as a verifier who can perform a transcription and document verification for a trained and competent analyst or is in their training phase and is allowed to perform technical validations but whose work requires senior analyst review.
* Highly successful and consistent performance in quality and efficiency of work, proportional to throughput of methodology team. Has successfully completed team methodology specific competencies to be promoted to the CLS I level.
* Technical knowledge of laboratory testing and terminology is desirable.
* Capable of excelling within a team environment.
* Capable of accomplishing workload and additional projects daily.
* Ability to communicate effectively, attention to detail, ability to cross reference information, ability to prioritize work, telephone skills, computer skills, working knowledge of standard office equipment (computers, printers fax machines, phone systems, office software and internet).
* Flexibility regarding job assignments.
* Ability to read and interpret documents and Ambry requisitions, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
* Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
* Ability to speak effectively one-to-one, in group settings, with clients, vendors and employees of the organization.
* Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
* Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
* Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Shift Details:

* This position is scheduled for Wednesday -Saturday 7:00AM - 5:30PM
* Shifts and schedules may change at any time for any reason based on business needs.
* Shift differentials are available for positions that include shifts on Saturdays or Sundays.


About US:

Ambry Genetics Corporation is a CAP-accredited and CLIA-licensed molecular genetics laboratory based in Aliso Viejo, California. We are a genetics-based healthcare company that is dedicated to open scientific exchange so we can work together to understand and treat all human disease faster.

At Ambry, everyone is welcome. A career at Ambry Genetics is a chance to be part of a dynamic company that aims to improve health by understanding the relationships between genetics and human disease. We earned our reputation as industry leaders by responsibly introducing cutting-edge genetic testing solutions and continually sharing what we learn with the global scientific community. We also support those with genetic conditions through the Mauli Ola Foundation and other nonprofit organizations.

At Ambry you will be learning, challenging yourself, and having fun while collaborating with teammates through the open exchange of ideas. Employees at Ambry Genetics have many perks, including an onsite café with complimentary smoothies and infused waters! We also offer access to gym memberships, onsite food trucks, "Lunch and Learns," and more. Our outstanding benefits program includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, FSA, and generous paid time off (PTO) program. Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we maintain a drug-free work environment.

Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

About Ambry Genetics

Ambry Genetics is a worldwide leader in specialized genetic testing. The Company's advancements in Cystic Fibrosis, chronic and hereditary pancreatitis, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and other severe pulmonary diseases are providing precise, cost-effective methods to aid in disease definition and early, more accurate diagnosis.