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Laboratory Technician 2

Company: CorTech
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Shift: 10am-6:30pm

Client Healthcare Laboratory (SHL), located in Berkeley, CA, is CLIA accredited and state licensed clinical laboratory. SHL enables access to novel technologies through the validation and implementation of new assays for diagnostic or clinical trial use. The laboratory provides testing services for clinical trials, clinical laboratory diagnostic testing, and pharmaceutical partnerships.

We are looking for a Clinical Trials Specialist / Laboratory Assistant to work closely with the CLIA Project Manager to support ongoing clinical trial sample testing according to good clinical laboratory practices. This person works closely with our customers and partners to ensure that their incoming samples shipments and documentation are received and stored. Assists with specimen preparation and other support tasks and follows up on inquires and requests.


  • Responsible for sample receipt, accessioning, immediate storage and properly maintaining all shipping documentation.
  • Monitors for incoming shipment notifications and sample receipt. Follows-up with clients if shipments are not received as expected.
  • Receives, sorts, and labels specimens in a timely manner.
  • Documents and follows up on unacceptable specimen issues. Verifies accuracy of information on specimens with manifests; resolves any discrepancies with queries with sponsor prior to testing.
  • Serves as point of contact with customers. Communicates with sponsors and customers.
  • Maintains sample storage, mapping and tracking procedures. Maintains freezer inventories; tracks samples through work in progress and long term storage; archives samples as appropriate or handles sample disposition per sponsor request.
  • Maintains and updates sample inventory log files of incoming shipments and t racks sample testing for pending, completed and repeat testing.
  • Orders supplies as needed; unpacks and stores laboratory supplies.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and maintains maintenance records for assigned instruments, centrifuges, heat blocks, water bath, freezers, and refrigerators.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high customer service standard.
  • Prepares and maintains clinical trial binders.
  • Writes documentation related to workflow as needed as part of the Project Team (Occurrence reports, notes to file, quality requests), Contributing author/provides input for study BAP and BAR (interim) as needed
  • Handles incoming calls; provides information; performs data entry and other clerical functions; faxes/sends reports.
    • Bachelors Degree in biology or biochemistry with 2-3 years experience.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Microsoft Office Suite
    • Clinical laboratory experience, or Clinical Trials or customer support experience
    • Must be comfortable with handling bio-hazardous materials and working in a Biosafety Level 2 environment.
    • Experience in drafting and editing supporting documentation, communications with customers.
    • CLIA clinical lab experience a plus
    • Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States.

Keywords: CorTech, Berkeley , Laboratory Technician 2, Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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