Molecular Biology- Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Job Description
Aviir was founded in 2005 by a group of cardiologists and researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, dedicated to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndromes. Our company discovers, develops and commercializes diagnostic laboratory tests employing the latest technologies with a focus on cardiovascular disease along with related metabolic disorders at our CLIA certified laboratory based in Irvine, CA.

Our comprehensive compensation package includes salary commensurate w/? experience, excellent benefits including, medical/?dental/?vision/?life/?LTD insurance, 401(k) and vacation/?sick leave.?


This individual would be responsible for performing pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical molecular procedures. In this position, the CGMBS or CLS would be working directly under the Laboratory Operations Director. Duties would include but not be limited to:

Independently performs Molecular Biology-based high complexity clinical tests.

Recent hands-on experience with molecular techniques including DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR and DNA sequencing required.

Performing test calibrations and runs Quality Control material at appropriate intervals.

Determining the acceptability of specimens for testing according to established criteria in testing procedures.

Evaluating the acceptability of routine analysis prior to releasing patient reports. Takes appropriate action in response to critical values or unusual or unexpected results, and documents action taken.

Determining calculated results utilizing testing data by means of manual or computerized procedures.

Accurate entry of testing results. Checks the computer review reports to monitor accurate reporting of laboratory results.

Responsible for performing preventative maintenance and/or calibration of laboratory equipment and properly documenting actions taken.

Evaluates the results of instrument performance checks. Performs linearity, accuracy and precision checks as required.

Performs Q/C and calibrations with the appropriate frequency and evaluates results, to decide whether tests should be reported.

Accurately performs and records proficiency testing.

Recognizes problems, and initiates troubleshooting steps to evaluate testing failures and other problems, if necessary.

Follows established company and department policies and procedures. Follows the guidelines for safety, environmental, and infection control.

Demonstrates a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.


Clinical Laboratory Scientist must have:

A undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in medical technology or biological sciences from an accredited college or university.

Expertise in one or more of the following:

Extraction of nucleic acids (DNA & RNA) from body fluids (e.g. whole blood)

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis of sequence variation in genomic DNA

Real-time Quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) expression analysis of RNA

Genomic DNA sequencing, either traditional Sanger or Next Generation Sequencing

A current California state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license to perform laboratory testing.

3 to 5 year’s direct experience in a clinical laboratory setting.

Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills such as word processing, statistical analysis, and laboratory information system.

Must be available to work Monday through Friday generally day shift, with occasional evening and weekend hours required as necessary. Schedule subject to change based upon the growth and demands of the department

Excellent communication skills and ability to work very effectively in a team



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