Pro Tem CLIA Lab Technician
Faculty - Pro Tempore
Genomics and Cell Characterization
Core Facility (GC3F)
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated skills and ability in all aspects of laboratory
- Demonstrated compliance with applicable laboratory
- 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.
- 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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527219/pro-tem-clia-lab-technician