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Clinical Lab Scientist 50% - SOM: Microbiology & immunology- Davis Campus

Company: UC Davis Health
Location: Auburn
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Department Description The Coccidioidomycosis Serology Laboratory is a clinical diagnostic laboratory within the UC Davis Center for Valley Fever in the School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. The Center for Valley Fever mission is to innovate and advance the diagnosis and therapy of coccidioidomycosis and to expand educational outreach to all.Job SummarySalary Range : $45.89 - $60.53 Salary Frequency : HourlyAppointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time : 50%Shift Hour : 08Location : Tupper HallCity : SacramentoUnion Representation : Yes Benefits Eligible : YesWe offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITYResponsibilitiesThe role of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist is to perform testing in the serology laboratory with a strong emphasis on immunodiffusion and complement fixation. Performs and evaluates quality control, participate in proficiency testing, perform preventive maintenance, calibrations, and ensure test results are accurate and timely.Required Qualifications CA Department of Public Health Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or Microbiology Scientist License Knowledge of principles, procedures and theories of the immunodiffusion and complement fixation tests Understanding of coccidioidal disease process and patterns of serological results obtained at various stages of coccidioidomycosis. Strong understanding of the relationship between immunodiffusion band position and probable complement fixation titer ranges Ability to consistently perform testing in an accurate and timely manner utilizing necessary equipment and appropriately processing and handling patient specimens; time management and strong quantitative analytical skills to manually calculate appropriate volumes of antigen, complement, hemolysin, and red blood cells for the complement fixation assay based on sample volume Experience reading serologic assays on human and animal blood and body fluids, with strong critical thinking skills and ability to troubleshoot the serologic tests and equipment Ability to record patient and specimen information accurately on LIS computers and enter data and retrieve information from LIS accurately and ensure all reports are accurate Ability to know when quality control procedures are necessary and to be able to accurately and consistently conduct quality control procedures and interpretation Strong written communication skills to maintain, review, and update procedures, records, and logs as well as communicate with clients and colleagues Experience performing sterile and aseptic techniques and adhere to best laboratory practiceSpecial RequirementsThis position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.EEOThe 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.

Keywords: UC Davis Health, Auburn , Clinical Lab Scientist 50% - SOM: Microbiology & immunology- Davis Campus, Other , Auburn, Alabama

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