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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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Please attach 1) Cover letter 2) Resume 3) Contact information for three professional references

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Department NV State Public Health Lab
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade C
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist uses extensive knowledge to independently perform high complexity laboratory analytical procedures on blood, body fluids, and public health investigation related samples. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for the technical accuracy, instrument operation, quality control, and result reporting per established policies and procedures. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is accountable to ensure timely and accurate results are reported to the appropriate public health staff and physicians in a courteous and professional manner. Participation in state-wide training seminars with public health partners and educational symposiums both statewide and nationally will be frequent. Some support tasks will be required to maintain laboratory operations and may include specimen collection, sample handling, specimen preparation, information system procedures, customer support, and common clerical duties. Proven track record of producing accurate results and maintaining excellence in quality in a dynamic work environment. Ability to work with self-discipline, good judgment and independence. Technical excellence and attention to quality detail.

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00a-5:00p. May require after hours work to respond to a public health emergency or a flexible work-week when participating in the weekend rotation schedule. On-Call duties may be required.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and four years of related professional experience or Master’s Degree and two years of related professional experience.

Related Experience: performing highly complex laboratory testing of human samples and clinical regulatory lab requirements; chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology.

State of Nevada laboratory personnel certification as either a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or General Supervisor; or, the ability to obtain such certification within three months of hire

- A valid Nevada driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

1. Clinical Microbiology Experience
2. Clinical Molecular Biology Experience
3. Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Specialist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Scientist or equivalent.

Contact Information for this Position

Stephanie Van Hooser

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach
1) Cover letter
2) Resume
3) Contact information for three professional references

Job Open Date 10/14/2016
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72240
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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  1. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
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  2. * Please describe your training or work experience in Clinical Pathology Laboratories?

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  3. * Please describe your training/mentoring experience.

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  4. * Describe your experience developing outreach training programs and attendee evaluation metrics utilized.

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  5. * Describe your experience(s) working in a clinical molecular biology laboratory including any emergent infectious disease and/or communicable disease surveillance testing performed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience working with statewide or national public health partners.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Reference Contact Information
  3. Resume/CV
Optional Documents