Job Description

Payroll Title:
La Jolla Clinical Lab
Hiring Pay Scale
$56.55 - $74.52 / Hour
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hour shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#128099 (CLS) Sr. Clinical Lab Scientist Specialist

Extended Deadline: Tue 3/12/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/14/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/23/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Performs waived, moderate and high complexity testing. Performs and evaluates test results and quality control procedures. Performs instrument preventative maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting. May be cross trained in more than one area of the laboratory. Actively participates in evaluation and monitoring of quality control programs. Evaluates and implements new methods and and develops procedures. Instructs students in the CLS training program. Adheres to all applicable regulatory and accreditation quality standards.


  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).

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


  • One (1) year of chemistry experience in a clinical lab setting.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Five (5) years of applicable clinical laboratory experience.
  • Familiar with CAP checklists and requirements.
  • Experience with CAP preparations and inspections.
  • Experience with EP Evaluator and Statistical Analysis.
  • Experience with Validation of New Laboratory Methods or new analyzer installation.
  • Experience with CLSs training.


  • Must be available to work various hours based on department business needs.
  • May have possible exposure to biological, chemical, and radioactive hazards.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $118,076 - $155,598 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $56.55 - $74.52

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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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