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Senior Lab Tech

Company: ProSciento, Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary: Participates in and assists in supporting the laboratory aspects of human clinical trials under the direction of the Laboratory Supervisor. Performs laboratory procedures while ensuring the integrity of the studies and the safety and well-being of human subjects. Performs duties in accordance with ProSciento s values, policies, and procedures.Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include the following. Other duties may be assigned at the company s sole discretion.

  • Participates in day-to-day clinical and laboratory activities and procedures, ensuring efficient workflow, appropriate collection and management of research subjects laboratory samples, and adequate care and treatment of research subjects, maintaining quality control of specimen samples. Supports the laboratory with COVID-19 sample collections, testing, and procedures.
  • Serves as point of entry for all specimens coming to the laboratory. This entails processing all specimens, completing requisition forms, shipment of samples, and logging in samples on laboratory tracking logs according to procedures provided in study protocols and manuals.
  • Provides lab support including kit preparation, sample labeling, specimen preparation, sample inventory, appropriate storage and specimen shipping, and helps to resolve laboratory requisition or sample queries from reference labs.
  • Assists with receipt and inspection of protocol specific supplies and with ordering and stocking of general materials and equipment, and assists with inventory and stocking of laboratory, clinical, and office supplies and consumables.
    • Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining clean lab areas and equipment to maintain a safe environment in the laboratory, with full availability and flexibility to work mornings, evenings, and/or overnight shifts as needed.
      • Reviews client protocols and case report forms for laboratory and clinical logistical issues and directly supports the supervisor in the day-to-day clinical activities in the laboratory.
      • Works with Lab Supervisor to ensure appropriate training of laboratory and research personnel and compliance with applicable laws, guidelines, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      • Provides support and training of other staff regarding laboratory functions.Competencies:
        • Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
        • Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
        • Priority Setting: Spends his/her time and the time of others on what s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
        • Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can t; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.
        • Time Management: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.Qualifications:To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Senior Laboratory Technician Education and Experience:Bachelor s degree plus one year of laboratory experience in a clinical research or related environment and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Able to perform basic clinical procedures correctly including vital signs, ECGs, phlebotomy and sample processing. Demonstrates initiative and problem-solving skills. Able to respect subject confidentiality and blinding procedures. Understands medical terminology and calculations. Demonstrates a strong attention to detail with superior organizational skills with ability to deal with large volumes of data and/or samples while maintaining efficiency and accuracy under tight deadlines. Under general supervision, exercises judgment in accordance with well-defined policies, procedures, and techniques. Able to self-monitor progress and complete assigned tasks independently. Certificates and Licenses:Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) certification and/or be willing to obtain certifications upon hire. Good Clinical Practices (GCP) training is required and will be provided by the company.Language Skills:Must be proficient in both verbal and written English. Able to communicate effectively with both employees and management. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, Work Instructions (WIs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), medical terminology and procedure manuals. Reasoning Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge and proficiency in the current MS Office Suite, as well as Windows operating systems.Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision as well as depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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