Position Description

Clinical Laboratory Scientist | Job Code: 21-106
Department Endocrinology-1134
Location The Lundquist Institute - Torrance, CA
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Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree Biochemistry or a related life science.  Master’s degree highly desired.
  • 3 + years’ experience in a clinical research laboratory.  Experience in reproductive endocrinology or a comparable subject matter a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • California Clinical Research Scientist (CRS) license
  • Affiliation with the Association for Mass Spectrometry Applications in Clinical Labs (MSACL) or with the Association of Mass Spectrometry, highly desired.
  • Ability to manage and supervise the clinical laboratory for daily operations per GLP guidelines                                                                                                                                                  
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) guidelines                                                            
  • Proficiency in laboratory methodologies; animal experiments; immunoassay;
  • Fundamental knowledge of reproductive endocrinology highly desired                                         
  • Experience with LC-MS/MS highly desirable
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy in performing work assignments
  • Well organized.  Ability to work independently.  Self-directed.

Description of Duties:

  • Oversee all the technical work and work flow of the lab. The lab is focused on hormones – LCMSMS for steroids and immunoassays for proteins and it has a specialized Andrology lab.

  • Supervision of two research assistants and collaborated with the scientist and technologist associated with the Andrology laboratory. 

  • Research and Development of assays for new analytes in response to the need of the clinician investigators. Develop SOP, Validation Reports consistent with regulatory agencies, including CLIA and FDA.

  • Check all data generated by the lab to ensure they meet the QC rules and are appropriate for the clinical circumstances.

  • Responsible and check the maintenance of all laboratory equipment contracts and adequate supplies.          

  • Collaborate with data management to improve if necessary the laboratory database.



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