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Pro Tem CLIA Lab Technician

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 20, 2022

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Pro Tem CLIA Lab Technician

Job no: 527219
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Chemistry

Department: Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (GC3F)
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Immediately; positions open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to a completed online application, please provide a cover letter and resume or CV.

Department Summary
The Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (GC3F) supports scientific research at the University of Oregon by making a broad array of high-end specialized instrumentation accessible to UO researchers for genomics, flow cytometry, and imaging applications. The facility offers training on user-operated instruments within the core and provides consultation on experimental design and data interpretation for all of the services supported. The GC3F is responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of CLIA-regulated COVID-19 sample testing and lab operations in supporting the University of Oregon's mission. This includes: assuring CLIA-regulated diagnostic services are in compliance with professional standards, state, federal, and university regulatory requirements.

Position Summary
The GC3F CLIA lab technician requires a highly motivated person with excellent organizational, laboratory, and communication skills. The CLIA lab technician will perform a variety of tasks independently and in collaboration with other lab members. The purpose of this position is to work with the team providing automated COVID-19 testing services to the campus community. This will involve performing a variety of molecular protocols using both manual pipettes as well as advanced robotic liquid handling systems.

The CLIA lab technician will be responsible for running tests, evaluating procedures and processes to ensure effective and efficient lab operations. The CLIA lab tech must be able to read and interpret complex scientific literature, policy, and procedures. They also must be able to identify and troubleshoot issues with testing procedures as they arise, develop solutions to the issues, and communicate those solutions and resulting changes in protocol to lab staff.

The CLIA lab tech will working independently and must be able to execute independent judgement and critical thinking skills. They must also work effectively as part of a team.

The laboratory assistant reports to the CLIA Laboratory General Supervisor of the COVID-19 testing lab within the Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (GC3F).

This is a funding contingent pro tempore position with the possibility for renewal for three years.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology
  • Two years of experience working in a research or clinical laboratory setting

    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills and ability in all aspects of laboratory testing
  • Demonstrated compliance with applicable laboratory regulations.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office applications and laboratory information management systems (LIMS or LIS)
  • Demonstrated practices of teamwork, respect, integrity, innovation and strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Current MLT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) certification.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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