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Job Title: Laboratory Technician

FLSA Status: Exempt or Non-Exempt

Reports to: Sr. R&D Scientist (Lab Director)

Job Summary

The Laboratory Assistant or Technician will follow the guidelines set by CLIA and the CA Business and Professional Code of Regulations (BPC: 1212 and 1269) for unlicensed laboratory personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accessions and processes samples (pre-analytical) and prepares samples for testing.
  • Assists CLSs with Preventative Maintenance procedures.
  • Assists CLSs in Quality Control performance, troubleshooting, and in the preparation & storage of reagents.
  • Assist in gathering Calibration and QC data for the CLS to approve before the release of any patient results.
  • Records temperatures and humidity readings as well as other environments.
  • Prepares, orders, and maintains reagents and supplies as required. Ensure that reagents are not used past their expiration date.
  • Documents dating directly on reagents as required by CLIA.
  • Assist QA Manager with QA activities, such as gathering monthly QC reports and assuring the proficiency testing binder is compiled correctly.
  • Provides technical support to clients for our testing services.
  • Will work in partnership with the scientific team in developing and validating new Epigenetics/Genetics tests, including cancer/tumor markers and other inherited disease-related genetic tests.
  • Will collaborate with the scientific and testing personnel team to develop and validate new Molecular Infectious Disease Diagnostic tests for patient care using  Real-Time PCR technology.
  • Performs high-complexity laboratory testing in molecular diagnostics, including pharmacogenetics, personal diagnostics, infectious disease, tumor markers, and other molecular testing.


  • Able to work collaboratively in a cross-functional structure with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Willingness to support the management team on an ad hoc basis.
  • BS in Biology, Chemistry, or other medical-related sciences; Entry level laboratory experience preferred, or
  • Associate degree in Biology, Chemistry, or other medical-related sciences with at least one year of laboratory experience, or
  • High school Diploma or GED, determined under CLIA, with at least three years of laboratory experience.

Working Conditions

  • It is reasonable to anticipate exposure to bloodborne pathogens and/or hazardous chemicals in this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs.
  • Visual and auditory acuity.
  • Ability to walk and bend down.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods.
  • Good eye/hand coordination and dexterity.
  • Ability to appropriately dress to avoid exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily secretions.

Direct Reporting

  • Reports to the Sr. R&D Scientist (Lab Director).

**The above statment reflects the general duties considered necessary to perform the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.