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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Associate PhD in Los Angeles, California

Summary of

Essential Job Duties

The Clinical

Associate Ph.D. is a licensed member of the laboratory team who works

independently with minimal supervision.

Assigned activities include development and implementation of diagnostic

procedures, overseeing aspects of daily technical operations of the laboratory,

and teaching functions such as assisting in the educational programs of the

department and in the training of Clinical Laboratory Scientists and Clinical

Pathology residents. The Clinical Associate

Ph.D. works under the direction of the Division Director and collaborates in

the overall operation of the Division including assisting in the formulation

and development of policies and procedures as well as short- and long-term

goals and objectives for the Division.

Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the

developmental issues of the patient population(s) served:

Verification/Validation

of tests / perform/direct the testing, capable of data analysis and write up

and write PPM

Good knowledge

and understanding of molecular methods

Good knowledge

and understanding of MALDI-TOF

Good working

knowledge of regulations and quality control/ able to assist in the CAP

inspection process

Ability to

learn advanced new procedures and train others in the laboratory for such

procedures

Assist the

director with stewardship directives, working with pharmacy and infectious

disease

Assist hospital

epidemiology with strain typing of organisms

Provide

assistance to the director in answering problem physician calls

Educational

Requirements

Doctoral degree

in Microbiology.

License/Certification/Registration

Requirements

A valid

clinical license in a related science from the California State Department of

Health.

Board

Certification.

Experience

Five years’

experience in Clinical and Molecular Microbiology with expertise in:

Routine

bacteriology, virology, mycology, mycobacteriology and molecular techniques.

Assay development and validation, MALDI-TOF, strain typing and sequencing of

organisms, antimicrobial stewardship and close working relationship with

pharmacy, infectious disease and epidemiology.

Advanced

knowledge of CAP regulations and principles of QC/QA and QM. GLP, GMP

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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