Position Description: The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non-human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.
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.
Qualifications/Experience: Minimum Qualifications: -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. -Experience in operating and troubleshooting flow cytometer. -Skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with service technicians, veterinary staff, management and peers. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. -Good computer knowledge (MS Office, scientific software, statistical software). -Skills to work independently in a clinical laboratory (making up buffers, calculating concentrations, interpreting standard curves). -Experience and applied knowledge of quality control methods and procedures appropriate to a clinical laboratory; proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory specimens, reagents, chemicals and hazardous waste. -Ability to train all levels of laboratory personnel in technical laboratory procedures and equipment usage. -Ability to calibrate, troubleshoot, adjust and maintain highly sensitive laboratory equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and established laboratory, procedures; make necessary emergency equipment repairs.
Preferred: -Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or related field of clinical medical technology. -Skills to work independently in a clinical laboratory (making up buffers, calculating concentrations, interpreting standard curves). -Experience and applied knowledge of quality control methods and procedures appropriate to a clinical laboratory; proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory specimens, reagents, chemicals and hazardous waste. -Ability to train all levels of laboratory personnel in technical laboratory procedures and equipment usage. -Ability to calibrate, troubleshoot, adjust and maintain highly sensitive laboratory equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and established laboratory, procedures; make necessary emergency equipment repairs. -Experience performing complex flow cytometry such as cell sorting. -Knowledge of current medical terminology. -Knowledge of laboratory techniques to perform routine laboratory tests. Knowledge of principles of quality control, standardization, and instrument calibration. Ability to perform routine maintenance and trouble-shooting on standard lab equipment. -Knowledge of laboratory equipment and testing to perform quality control checks and troubleshooting of instrumentation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Background Check This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
EEO/AA Statement 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. Salary/funding: $45.89 to $60.53 HR. Salary is commensurate with experience
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