Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Clinical Lab Scientist General Supervisor
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: For the Life Sciences Testing Center (LSTC) on Northeastern University Innovation Campus at Burlington, we seek a Clinical Lab Scientist General Supervisor (CLS-GS) to perform complex laboratory procedures, including for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in a prompt, accurate, and reliable manner according to established procedures and quality control guidelines. The CLS - GS will be responsible for specimen processing, test performance, reporting test results, performing quality control, and verifying that the controls are in range. The CLS-GS will review results for accuracy and precision; repeating tests or performing confirmatory tests as appropriate. This is an 18-month term positions with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and business need.
Analyzes clinical laboratory specimen following standard methods and procedures.
Judges the adequacy and qualities of specimens submitted for testing.
Correctly verifies that the proper specimen is being analyzed for the appropriate patients and that the appropriate test is being performed.
Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.
Validates test results through correlation with test parameters and QC metrics.
Confirms testing on all abnormal values to ensure accuracy prior to releasing of test results.
Performs preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments and equipment.
Performs and documents instrument function by checking and calibrating specific lab instruments and documents data.
Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, and maintenance needed of equipment.
Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
Follows the laboratory's established non-conformance policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
Identifies issues that may adversely affect test performance or the reporting of test results and addresses the same.
Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
Understands safety procedures relating to a laboratory to include handling of infectious biological agents as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; appropriate hazardous clean up procedures; universal precautions and infection control procedures.
Trains laboratory assistants on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice.
Performs other duties as necessary.
Bachelor's Degree in related field required, advanced degree preferred
Clinical Lab Scientist Licensure preferred
Experience in and daily management of CLIA Accredited clinical laboratories
2 years laboratory experience and training minimum in high complexity Molecular Environment
Manual bench PCR experience
RNA extraction experience
NGS experience preferred
ThermoFisher PCR machine knowledge preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making capabilities
Salary Grade: 12
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.