Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Feb 26, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Public Health Deans Office

Job Opening Id: 10692

Reports To: Clinical Lab Manager

Working Title: Clinical Lab Scientist

Department: Public Health

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 008940

Job Location: UCI Campus - Irivine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Laboratory Manager, the Clinical Lab Scientist independently performs clinical laboratory procedures accurately and precisely for use in immediate medical diagnosis by Student Health Center Staff Physicians. Assumes responsibilities and is accountable all clinical laboratory functions related to the UCI Campus COVID Testing Laboratory including but not limited to inventory management, cost management, quality control and quality assurance, customer service, etc.

Compensation Range:

47.42 - $69.06


Must possess current State of California Clinical Lab Science Licensure as a generalist. Graduation from college with a major in an appropriate scientific field. Highly proficient with micro-collection techniques. Knowledge of current clinical laboratory regulatory procedures and ability to implement these procedures effectively. Knowledge of current medical laboratory practices and procedures. Knowledge and experience in Basic clinical microbiology testing. Knowledge of all the OSHA and State laws and regulations on lab safety. Knowledge of all State and CLIA 88 laws and regulations, and maintain a high level of quality assurance work. Knowledge and experience in clinical chemistry and automation procedures. Skills to effectively communicate important medical information to the appropriate personnel. Skills to maintain and supervise the proficiency training program. Skills to evaluate statistical documentation relative to laboratory procedures and equipment. Skills to monitor laboratory cost effectiveness. Skills to handle minor troubleshooting of equipment used in the laboratory. Must be proficient as Microsoft Excel and Word. Typing ability and computer knowledge for data entry into LIS. Ability to work independently.


Two or more years of experience as a Clinical Lab Scientist.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 3/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time