Clinical Laboratory Scientist 2, Department of Comparative Medicine

California, United States
03 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Dept of Comparative Medicine of Stanford University’s School of Medicine is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist II to join a dynamic Diagnostic Lab Team in the Microbiology & Parasitology sections with the ability to help in Hematology & Chemistry Sections. Responsible for highly complex clinical testing, including extremely complex automated & manual assays, of bodily fluids and tissue independently for patient/veterinary care and research purposes. Function as an expert technical resource, performing the most complex assays and providing training and mentoring to other Clinical Laboratory Scientist staff.

Clinical test results used directly to inform patient/veterinary care decisions as well as contributing to the research projects within the medical school. Ideal candidates would have in depth experience in Microbiology but also have the capability to help in Hematology & Chemistry sections. This position will be a Monday through Friday, with a regular day shift, position.

Duties include:

  • Perform highly complex specialized manual and automated testing on various types of clinical samples for hematology, chemistry, body fluids, microbiology and parasitology.
  • Analyze and evaluate results, and generate and evaluate clinical reports.
  • Perform final review of sample processing, test preparation, testing results, and reports generated by staff. Sign out reports to next level review or to physicians.
  • Serve as expert, technical resource, and/or point person for one or more specialized areas or instruments in the department. Train and mentor other Clinical Laboratory Scientists.
  • Evaluate, validate, and optimize new assays; may evaluate new technologies and make recommendations on new acquisitions and/or upgrades of instrumentation and software.
  • Review quality assurance and quality control data and take corrective action for assigned area, as needed. Maintain documentation and assure that regulatory requirements are in compliance.
  • Write, review, and edit protocols and procedures; maintain procedure manuals
  • Oversee completion of equipment maintenance, instrumentation calibration, quality control and documentation, and ensure adequate supply of supplies and equipment.
  • Train / teach other medical school/department professionals & students via direct bench training or group lectures.


  • Lab bench work experience resulting developing unique laboratory assays.
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Lab experience highly desired.
  • Strong Microbiology and / or Hematology expertise


  • Four year college degree in medical technology or a life science & five years of relevant experience in a clinical lab.


  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of clinical sample testing in specific area(s) of expertise.
  • Advanced understanding of complex testing processes and underlying biology of the system.
  • Ability to independently interpret and synthesize results, from a wide variety of tests, correctly and quickly; and involve others at the appropriate time; may issue reports.
  • Advanced knowledge of laboratory information system/database and operation, or ability to learn system quickly.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


  • Certification as technologist/specialist by professional board organization (e.g., CLS, CGMBS, ASCP).


  • Possess full color vision.
  • Constantly lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequently stand/walk, use a computer, sitting, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate a manual pipette, operate foot and/or hand controls.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, or scaffolds), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-40 pounds.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • High pressure, busy, often crowded environment.
  • Work under extreme time constraints.
  • Required to work with human blood and specimens; potential exists for exposure to blood borne pathogens by splash or spill.
  • Required to work with radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers and allergens/chemicals.
  • May be "on call' or work occasional extended hours.


Follows Federal Drug Administration (FDA), State of California, American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations and current good manufacturing practices (cGMP).

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4526
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Department URL:
  • Requisition ID: 84200