Clinical Lab Associate (Must have CLIA experience)

Baltimore, MD
Full Time
Mid Level

Our client is currently seeking an extraordinary, highly motivated individual to join our innovative, fast-paced organization as a Clinical Laboratory Associate. The successful candidate will work with our laboratory team to perform complex testing according to established SOPs.

Key responsibilities

  • Consistently performs highly complex assays utilizing established procedures.
  • Prepares protocols/logs or other appropriate documents.
  • Organizes and prepares clinical specimens for testing; identifies problems and assists in resolving appropriately.
  • Performs sample testing including DNA extraction, bisulfite conversion, quantification, and qPCR following established laboratory protocols.
  • Prepares testing equipment and performs preventive maintenance. Notifies appropriate technical staff of equipment problems.
  • Prepares and maintains complete and accurate records of reagents or media using established procedures, formulas, stock solutions, and fixed volume measuring devices.
  • Maintains the inventory of consumable items including reagents and supplies. Unpacks, logs, dates, and stores reagents/supplies upon receipt and properly rotates stock for use.
  • Prepares reagents and controls using automated or fixed volume measuring devices. Submits documentation to appropriate staff for approval to use.
  • Performs data entry or transfers data to computer for data reduction and prepares for supervisor’s review. Tallies workload data and prepares reports as requested.
  • Verifies assay meets acceptable quality control criteria. When necessary, notifies appropriate technical staff for troubleshooting.
  • Logs or charts Quality Control and/or Quality Assurance results for review by licensed clinical laboratory scientists.
  • May demonstrate initiative in making suggestions to improve efficiency and productivity and provide consistent feedback.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience working in a regulated laboratory (CLIA/CAP/GLP)

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