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Clinical Lab Scientist (8940C) 9623
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 6, 2020
Title Clinical Lab Scientist (8940C) 9623
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Medicine/Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Lab Scientist (8940C) 9623

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 8/18/2020

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited, primary care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. The UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals.

The Clinical Services Program within the UHS includes urgent care clinics, general medical and specialty clinics, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and a major insurance plan covering Berkeley students.


Under the direction of the Clinical Laboratory Manager or Supervisor, the Clinical Laboratory Technologist performs phlebotomy, reception, clerical, technical, assisting, specimen processing and specimen testing for the UHS Clinical Laboratory to assure the highest level of patient care and customer satisfaction. The Clinical Laboratory Technologist provides direct patient care and analytical assessment. S/he performs administrative duties related to quality control, quality assurance, and policy and procedures. The Clinical Laboratory Technologist performs the full range of laboratory testing on a regular basis with appropriate quality control activities and oversees procedures performed by the Laboratory Assistant. Patient confidentiality in all verbal and written communications is essential. The employee must be professional, flexible and have the ability to multi-task. Frequent use of a computer is necessary.


I. Test Performance (70%)
A. Performs a variety of non-standardized and standardized clinical laboratory tests requiring professional judgment and experience.
B. Provides technical consultation to clinical and other laboratory staff.
C. Monitors test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
D. The Clinical Laboratory Technologist provides ongoing supervision, monitoring and certification of work conducted by the lab assistants (1/04).
E. Assures that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate form the UHS lab performance specifications and that patient results are not released until the system is functioning correctly.
F. Assists in the assessment of new procedures / methods and the implementation of new techniques, equipment, and technology as appropriate.
G. Routinely performs and documents preventive maintenance, proficiency testing, quality control records, test worksheets and initiates actions as appropriate.

II. Specimen Procurement and Processing (10%)
A. Judges appropriateness of specimens in correlation with orders, judges quality of specimens and rejects those not acceptable, and handles specimens according to procedures.
B. Performs the duties of the Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist as required.

III. Other Duties (20%)
Performs other duties as assigned, which may include but are not limited to:
A. Training other personnel.
B. Evaluating methods and procedures.
C. Performing specimen preparation and processing.
D. Maintain, inventory, distribute and order supplies and reagents.
E. Evaluate patient results and correlate with other departments if indicated.
F. Perform and document proficiency testing.
G. Participate actively on UHS committees as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist License issued by the State of California.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer skills and experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to follow written and oral instruction
  • Excellent customer service and people skills
  • Experience working with and demonstrating respect and inclusivity to diverse individuals and lifestyles.

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Eligible for full UC benefits plan. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is an 80% FTE, career appointment.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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