He/she will receive clinical and research samples, evaluate specimen integrity, labeling and test requests for appropriateness, utilizing SOPs specific for the type of processing.
He/she will have demonstrable competence in the operation of all relevant clinical laboratory instrumentation. The position holder will be able to perform all necessary start up and calibration procedures and undertake preventive and basic corrective maintenance of instrumentation.
He/she will perform and accurately report all technical procedures on clinical and research samples, using multiple highly complex methodologies, including all necessary quality control, according to all relevant policies, regulations and cost containment guidelines.
He/she will actively provide technical support for departmental research activities relevant to their specific clinical testing area on an as-needed basis, while helping to maintain an efficient clinical laboratory service.
The Clinical Scientist will report all findings and issues arising from their support of research activities, to the Senior and Chief Clinical Scientists, other departmental researchers and Laboratory Director, as necessary.
What You Will Need:
State of Florida Medical Technologist Licensure in the required specialty:
If in Cellular Therapy (2990) â“ Any one of the following Hematology, Immunology, Molecular Pathology, Serology, Microbiology or Clinical Chemistry
If in Thrombosis Research (5580)- Hematology, Immunology and Molecular Pathology (ALL Required)
Experience in the specific, high complexity clinical specialty (Preferred)
Bachelorâ™s degree in medical technology; clinical laboratory; chemical, physical or biological science (Preferred)
The Clinical Scientist I will be required to perform high complexity testing on a continuous cycle on a daily basis, accurately and promptly within a dynamic, rapidly changing environment. He/she will undergo rigorous bench and theoretical training for and be expected to keep pace with advances in this specialist area. Once fully trained, he/she will be required to work independently with little to no supervision at weekends and holidays. He/she will actively participate in biomedical research projects with rapidly changing technical requirements, priorities, and deadlines. He/she must be able to accurately document research data in a clear and concise manner for use in final technical reports for subsequent publications and scientific presentations. He/she must be able to maintain composure under pressure, be flexible to accommodate rapidly changing priorities. In this way, the position holder will actively contribute to providing outstanding customer service, accept responsibility for maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all, and will clearly demonstrate accountability for his/her own actions and decisions.
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