CLS in Brisbane, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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    Brisbane, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties:

  • Handle and process patient samples, analyze test results, prepare reports and mainta in records of test results.
  • May be required to accession samples into the laboratory information management system (LIMS) to facilitate sample throughput.
  • Comply with CareDx quality control policies and document QC activities including instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance.
  • Maintain confidentiality of personal health information (PHI).
  • Identify problems that may affect test performance or results and, following established protocols, correct problems or escalate to Clinical Laboratory Manager, technical supervisor, clinical consultant or lab director.
  • Identify test systems that deviate from acceptable performance specifications and follow established policies and procedures to correct operation.
  • Document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from established performance specifications.
  • Teach/train CareDx policy, methods and techniques to new employees; may perform inservice and competency testing of employees.
  • Participate in drafting and developing standard operating procedures for tasks in which proficiency has been demonstrated.
  • Represent the Reference lab testing, quality control and quality assurance program in interactions with other groups.
  • Under direction of the CLM, investigate and follow-up on proficiency testing, quality control results and patient testing that does not meet standards.
  • Perform additional duties and projects assigned by the Clinical Laboratory Manager.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, the CareDx mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and ethical behavior.
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing clinical laboratory operations.


  • Held California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license
  • BS/BA in a biology-related science
  • At least 6 years of experience performing high-complexity testing in a clinical laboratory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including working with databases and Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with CareDx employees at all levels as well as customers and vendors.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the performance of molecular testing techniques (PCR, real-time PCR, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Experience in immunology, microbiology or related fields is preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of a disease with complex treatment algorithms highly desired

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