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Clinical Lab Scientist 2 - 1st shift
Illumina, Inc. | San Diego, California
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The Clinical Laboratory Scientist 2 is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results, providing direct and constant supervision for the Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLTs), and assisting with development of quality processes in accordance to state and federal clinical laboratory regulations. 

*Must have the ability to work 1st shift and some weekends.*


  • Perform high complexity test(s) that are authorized by the laboratory director
  • Responsible for specimen processing, test performance and reporting test results
  • Reports laboratory testing on clinical laboratory samples used to aide physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients
  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient results
  • Perform testing of proficiency samples, ensuring proficiency samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens
  • Maintain records that demonstrate proficiency samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens
  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed
  • Selects, implements and evaluates results for Quality Control materials used in laboratory assays
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance
  • Troubleshoot assays and equipment that fail to meet specifications
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problem or immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant or director
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Participate in activities required to support all necessary licensing for the clinical laboratory, including quality management functions and on-site inspections
  • Train other CLSs and CLTs in laboratory methods
  • Assist in assay development activities


  • 2 - 5 years experience in a clinical laboratory setting; preferably with experience in a high complexity molecular testing environment. Is dependent upon Education and relevant Experience
  • Ability to read, understand, and comply with detailed procedures that ensure the safety of all
  • Must be flexible to work different shifts, such as weekends and evenings
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently, following detailed work instructions, and as part of a cohesive team that together completes daily sample intake and processing in a timely manner
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties to meet timelines
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills are essential
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current California CLS/CGMBS license or equivalent
Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at applications@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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