Job Description

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

#129820 (CLS) Sr. Clinical Lab Scientist Specialist

Filing Deadline: Tue 6/18/2024

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 5/24/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/4/24. 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 molecular HLA.

  • 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.

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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