Job Description

Payroll Title:
Immunogenetics/Transplant Lab
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Ambulatory Clinics
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable work days

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#112676 (CLS) Sr. Clinical Lab Scientist Specialist

Initial Review Date: Wed 1/26/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/26/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/06/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The primary functions of the Sr. Clinical Laboratory Scientist Specialist are to perform independently a wide variety of duties within their area of specialty. These duties include investigation/development of new/modified test procedures and technical review and monitoring of existing procedures. coordination of quality control, quality assurance, and proficiencytesting activities. Responsibilities may include identification of staff training needs and evaluating the competency of testing personnel. Act as technical consultant and resource for staff, Medical Enterprise and community. Work assignments are made by the Manager and/or Supervisor and/or Faculty on a daily or project basis.


  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS). (Must have current Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or appropriate sub-specialty license issued by the State of California, Department of Public Health or CHS (Clinical Histocompatibility Scientist License).

  • Must have at least three (3) years experience of applicable clinical laboratory experience.

  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be able to articulate complex ideas for all levels of audiences.


  • ASHI CHT/CHS (ACHI) certified.
  • Five (5) years of HLA Clinical laboratory experience.
  • Clinical laboratory R&D experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with Flow Cytometry, such as the FACSLyric system for Crossmatch and Flow PRA.
  • Demonstrated experience with Luminex based assay, such as Antibody ID screening.
  • Demonstrated experience with Molecular techniques, such as PCR, RT-PCR, SSP, SSOP, and NGS.
  • Experience with SOFT LIS system.


  • Must be able to work all shifts, week-ends, holidays, overtime and at various locations as necessary in accordance with operational needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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