185842 - Scientist I (Molecular Biology)
CA-Central California
West Sacramento
Up to $38.43 DOE
12 months
Chipton-Ross is seeing a Scientist I (Molecular Biology) for an opening in West Sacramento, CA.

Performs routine and complex laboratory analyses involving sample receiving, processing, and result reporting. Ensures instruments and equipment in the clinical lab are functioning properly and maintained by performing or arranging scheduled maintenance in a timely manner. Participates in proficiency testing. Utilizes good documentation practices (GDPs) and follows laboratory quality control and quality assurance policies. Supervises laboratory assistants. Complies with Life Technologies Clinical Services Lab safety policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

Use of computer systems for data entry, retrieval, and analyses involving word processing programs, spreadsheets containing data analyses, and complex computer driven instrumentation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to problem solve highly complex analyses. Strong understanding of good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance.

Working Conditions
May handle highly infectious agents and hazardous chemicals. Sit or stand for long periods of time while using equipment and specimen handling and/or for computer work. Bend or twist to reach into lower cabinets and drawers and squat or kneel to remove or store supplies stored on lower shelves. Stretch or over-the-head arm movements to reach into high cabinets and shelves to remove or store supplies. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Visual requirements to distinguish colors for analysis; and auditory requirements to hear timers on equipment. Fine hand manipulation is required to operate equipment, manipulate and pipette specimens. Working hours are normally nine to five. Longer hours can be worked, although there is usually some flexibility in start and finish times. (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay. Exempt employees are not.) Work is mainly laboratory-based with some time spent in the office writing up experiments, validation documents, and standard operating procedures.

Accredited BS/BA degree in Medical Technology or Biological Sciences

A current American Society Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Medical Technologist license and/or A current California state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license to perform laboratory testing.

1st Shift

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Lucas Medina
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x250 or (800) 927-9318 x250

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.