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Lab Scientist
Indianapolis, IN

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The Laboratory Scientist performs both routine and non-routine laboratory procedures in sample extraction and instrumental analysis to provide, as part of a team, high quality analytical chemistry service to customers. The Scientist may also assist in technical training and lead and/or support the development of new methods and procedures.
REPORTS TO: Laboratory Supervisor
STATUS: Exempt
 Performs a variety of clinical laboratory tests in the areas of hematology, microbiology,
immunology, clinical chemistry, molecular and urinalysis as assigned.
 Perform quality control on all instruments as well as testing for instruments.
 Perform molecular extraction of patient samples.
 Oversee lab technician and lab assistants, cross checking for errors.
 Update QC Reagent logs daily.
 Clean and sterilize work area daily.
 Maintain and operate instrumentation (e.g., clinical analyzer, HPLC, LC/MS, GC/MS)
 Perform routine maintenance.
 Monitor equipment to evaluate performance and to diagnose malfunctions.
 Troubleshoot and repair instrumentation as needed and identify when to contact
vendor for assistance.
 Provision of results following documented procedures.
 Produce results in a timely manner to meet client turnaround time requirements.
 Plan and conduct analytical work using appropriate techniques and in accord with
regulatory standards.
 Write and revise Standard Operating Procedures.
 Prepare reagents and reference materials for use in chemical analyses.
 Receive, access and log-in client samples.
 Maintain work-related documentation (e.g., laboratory records, test results) in hard
copy and/or electronic form according to laboratory protocol.
 Participate in the tracking of supply, reagent and reference material inventories and
initiate purchase requisitions where necessary.
 Contribute to the work of the team in a flexible manner and with minimal supervision.
 Responsive and willing to perform additional analyses as and when required.
 Comply with all HIPPA guidelines and regulations.
 Other duties as assigned.
 Comply with all company policies and safety procedures.
 Process and handle blood and/or other biological specimens according to established
procedures; instructs patients in the proper collection of samples.
 Conducts quantitative and qualitative chemical l analyses of body fluids such as blood
and urine.
 Performs quality control on test results, ensuring validity and accuracy.
 Performs calibration and troubleshooting on testing systems and instruments to ensure
adherence to established standards of accuracy.
 Keeps records and reports on results according to established procedures.
 Practice safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
 Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
 Adhere to strict attendance standards.
 Comply with all HIPPA guidelines.
 Adhere to all Company health and safety standards.
 Other duties as assigned.
 At least 1 year of relevant laboratory experience or an advanced degree in a related discipline.
 Computer proficient, especially with Microsoft Office products.
 Effective written and verbal communication abilities.
 Accurate and diligent with a high attention to detail.
 Awareness of scientific principles and practice.
 Ability to read, comprehend, and speak English.
 Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
 Ability to prepare and process laboratory samples using established protocols.
 Ability to monitor and or maintain quality control standards.
 Records maintenance skills.
 Ability to perform a range of clinical laboratory tests and chemical analyses on biological
 Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
 Ability to draw intravenous and peripheral blood.
 Knowledge of laboratory and experimental protocols and procedures
 Knowledge of culture procedures and techniques.
 Ability to utilize calibrate configure and/or troubleshoot laboratory testing systems and
 Ability to isolate and identify specimens using advanced laboratory techniques and
 Knowledge of sterile procedure.
 Minimum five (2) years’ experience in similar lab setting.
 Proficient in LIS.
 Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science.
 Master’s degree in clinical laboratory science or related science.
 ASCP Certification AMT – AAB.
 B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline.
 Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.

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