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PCR Operator

Company: Akorbi
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

PCR Operator - South San Francisco

Role Description:
We are seeking PCR operators to contribute to the high-throughput processing of clinical samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing. As a member of the Clinical Lab team, you will be responsible for processing biological samples in an expedient and organized manner while maintaining a documented sample chain of custody. You will be responsible for the handling of sensitive patient information (e.g. PHI/PII) with the utmost accuracy and confidentiality.

Evening and weekend work is required.

Responsibilities:

Process biological samples in accordance with established protocols
Accurately transcribe and review all sample data in the laboratory information management system
Support and help maintain sample inventory across multiple temperature controlled units
Recognize, flag, and document sample and data issues, and escalate to the appropriate personnel
Collaborate with the Clinical Team on sample management tracking and issue resolution
Handle PHI/PII with accuracy and confidentiality
General laboratory upkeep, including supporting restocking as needed, and workspace cleanliness
Adhere to proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements at all times
May be asked to accept STAT packages


Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science
Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently
Ability to execute protocols in a consistent and documented manner
Excellent attention to detail
Demonstrated experience handling PHI/PII with accuracy and confidentiality
Ability to work evenings and weekends

Preferred qualifications:
Previous unscreened biosample handling and processing experience in a clinical or research laboratory
Active California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license in Microbiology, Virology or Clinical Molecular Genetics
Experience with RT-qPCR
Experience with automated liquid handling systems
Data entry experience in a laboratory information management system
Enthusiasm, independence, and a willingness to work in a fast-paced, team environment


Physical & Lifting Requirements:
Lifting requirements: must be able to lift 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds consistently
Physical requirements: stationary positioning, moving, operating, ascending/descending, and repetitive motions

Hazards:
Hazards and atmospheric conditions: OSHA category 1 - duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluids, and tissues

Keywords: Akorbi, South San Francisco , PCR Operator, Other , South San Francisco, California

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