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Job Title: Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Molecular/Sequencing
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Organization: Nevada State Public Health Laboratory
Posted: 12/27/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Laboratory
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Reno,  NV    USA
Position Description: The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory is recruiting for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist to perform CLIA/CAP compliant next generation sequencing and other molecular clinical laboratory analyses. Develop and present educational seminars and act as a subject matter expert for next generation sequencing and other molecular diagnostic testing at the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist uses extensive knowledge to independently perform high complexity laboratory analytical procedures on blood, body fluids, and public health investigation related samples. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for the technical accuracy, instrument operation, quality control, and result reporting per established policies and procedures. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is accountable to ensure timely and accurate results are reported to the appropriate public health staff and physicians in a courteous and professional manner. Some support tasks will be required to maintain laboratory operations and may include specimen collection, sample handling, specimen preparation, information system procedures, customer support, and common clerical duties.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of producing accurate results and maintaining excellence in quality in a dynamic work environment. Ability to work with self-discipline, good judgment and independence. Have technical excellence and attention to quality detail. Participation in educational seminars with public health partners to familiarize them with NGS technology and reporting will be required routinely.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and four years of related professional experience OR Master’s Degree and two years of related professional experience. Related Experience: performing highly complex laboratory testing of human samples and clinical regulatory lab requirements; chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology.

State of Nevada laboratory personnel certification as either a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or General Supervisor; or, the ability to obtain such certification within three months of hire


Preferred Qualifications

Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Specialist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Scientist, Specialist in Chemistry or equivalent.

Organization Description: Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

Closing Date: 3/27/2018
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Contact Name: Stephanie Van Hooser,  Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Molecular/Sequencing
Contact Location: 1660 N Virginia St

Reno   NV  89557
United States
Contact Location: 1660 N Virginia St
  Reno   NV  89557
  United States
Contact Phone: 775-682-6205 
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Additional Information: Please apply early, job may close when sufficient candidates have applied.

Web Site Delete Date: 3/27/2018