Labcorp Esoterix Associate Chemist in Calabasas, California
Esoterix is a Labcorp company focused on highly specialized endocrinology and coagulation testing. Our Endocrine Sciences laboratory serves as Labcorp Centers of Excellence for specialized services and esoteric testing. Our goal is to provide premier laboratory services for physician specialists that positively impacts patient care and cost-effective medical treatment.
The Esoterix Laboratory in Calabasas Hills, CA is seeking an Associate Chemist. In this position you will work in a fast paced, customer focused, and challenging environment, and will be a part of our overall mission at LabCorp: "Improving Health, Improving Lives".
The schedule for this position is Sunday-Wednesday 5am-330pm.
Assists in specimen testing under direct and constant supervision according to established procedures, working under the technical oversight of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and in compliance with CA regulatory restrictions. Uses automated and/or digital devices such as timers or thermometers in performing tasks.
Records dates of receipt, in use, and expiration for all reagents, kits, controls, and standards used for assigned assays. Labels and handles specimens.
Assures reagents and equipment are within expiration periods before use and corrects simple assay problems when found. Alerts management as warranted for more complex issues and may provide suggestions for correction.
Performs, under direct supervision, preventive maintenance (PM) on equipment. Documents PM appropriately, makes minor repairs and immediately contacts appropriate personnel for problems requiring more complex repairs
Trains lab personnel on departmental procedures and company policies and procedures.
Participates in projects that require training and following established guidelines.
Performs all duties, including documentation and analysis, associated with assays designated as bioanalytical.
Reviews SOPS and makes recommendations and updates upon supervisory approval.
Performs additional support duties in addition to carrying a regular workload (such as validation studies).
Adheres to the standard operating procedures and safety requirements of Esoterix, CLIA, CAP and other regulatory bodies.
Documents all activities as necessary including preventative maintenance logs, instrument function checks, troubleshooting, and quality control to ensure regulatory compliance.
Follows any other job-related instructions and performs any other job related duties requested by department management.
Bachelor's Degree in a Life Science field of study or a related scientific field
At least 3 years of experience in high complexity laboratory environment preferred
Advanced knowledge and understanding of specific laboratory and/or department functions
Ability to exercise judgement to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
Proficient with computers and familiarity with laboratory information systems
High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen
Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts depending on business needs
1st Shift (Sunday-Wednesday 5am-3:30pm)
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.