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CLIN LAB SCI (Scientist, Clinical Lab) - 8096 at University of California - Davis in Davis, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Department Description

The CNPRC Clinical Laboratory is a full-service in-house medical laboratory that operates under GLP regulations, providing diagnostic testing and support for both clinical care needs of the colony and for the research being conducted using nonhuman primates. The Clinical Laboratory has validated tests and reference values on nonhuman primates that are available for all tests performed in the Clinical Laboratory ranging from hematology, cytology, urinalysis, parasitology, chemistry, microbiology, serum banking, and flow cytometry.

Job Summary

As directed by Clinical Laboratory Manager, provide clinical and medical laboratory support including but not limited to hematological determinations, microbiology, chemistry, parasitology and urinalysis; oversee the receiving and processing of samples. Perform a variety of laboratory tests (ranging from but not limited to chemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology) and diagnostic procedures to assist veterinarians (and researchers) in diagnosing, monitoring, treating and preventing diseases among the CNPRC NHP Colony. Provide accurate, timely and effective testing of samples to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in a regulatory and GLP compliance environment and adhering to quality assurance protocols.

Provide flow cytometry instrumentation service and support contributing to the operation and maintenance of flow cytometry equipment, for the analysis and sorting of samples by flow cytometry/FACS. Provide technical support for the flow cytometry carrying out essential quality control procedures, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.


Salary Range

$44.55 - $58.77/Hr.

No. of Positions


Appointment Type


Percentage of Time

Fulltime, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm


UC Davis

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-Perform duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 1 or 2 facility where nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous infectious agents such as HIV, SIV, Zika, or Herpes B. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.

-Manual dexterity to perform various techniques associated with clinical laboratory work. Ability to stand for long periods of time on occasion. Ability to use a microscope for long periods of time

-Perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level 2+ conditions where non-human primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous infectious agents such as HIV, SIV, CMV, or Herpes B virus.

-Position requires repetitive movement, physical stamina necessary to perform both a variety of routine to complex laboratory procedures which includes operating and maintaining sophisticated laboratory equipment.

-Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, lab coats, scrubs, gloves, masks, face shields, and head and shoe covers.

-Use and disposal of biohazardous chemicals, and other agents adhering to environmental health and safety procedures.

-Use of biological safety cabinet and hoods as well as daily contact with biohazardous materials.

-Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens. Requires normal color perception.

-Good hand-eye coordination and the ability to use technical equipment with accuracy.

-Frequent lifting and carrying items weighing up to 25 pounds unassisted.

-Frequent bending, reaching, and repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.

-Eye-hand coordination for operation and repair of all department equipment.


-Measles vaccination or proof of illness required.

-This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

-Employee shall participate in required preventative medical and medical monitoring programs which may include blood tests, immunizations, TB screening, Blood borne and Airborne Pathogen training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal, State and University requirements. TB testing, blood sample, and counseling/orientation interview with Occupational Medicine is required prior to employment and annually thereafter.

-Must be willing to perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 1-2+ environments where nonhuman primates (and rodents) may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as SRV, SIV, HIV, STLV, HTLV,CMV, or Herpes virus.

-Must be willing to work with biohazardous agents and strictly adhere to all EH&S biosafety and radiation safety guidelines, and CNPRC laboratory policies and procedures.

-Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals.

-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

-California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.



-Education and training in Comparative Pathology or related field and/or the equivalent combination of education, training, and prolonged study and professional experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.

-Licensed by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (M.L.S.) Demonstrated clinical laboratory experience in the following areas of medical technology: microbiology, immunology, hematology,urinalysis, flow cytometry, clinical chemistry, and parasitology. Proof of all required License(s) and Certification(s) due at time of hire.

-Completion of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist six-months to one-year internship program.

-Experience in a clinical medical laboratory setting with skills to perform in all areas of the laboratory including, but not limited to, microbiology, hematology, chemistry, immunology, and cytology.

-Experience to perform standard, complex, and non-routine clinical laboratory tests, accurately and with skill. Maintain records and prepare technical, factual reports of test results; and prepare accurate written reports.

-Applied knowledge of lab testing, principles and regulatory requirements.

-Experience to assess normal and abnormal test results.

-Experience and applied knowledge of Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, and practices related to microbiological, hematology, immunology, biochemistry, and parasitology.

-Experience to operate a variety of laboratory instrumentation. Knowledge and skills to use, care, maintenance, repair and inventory of various laboratory equipment; instruments, and supplies.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.