Clinical Lab Scientist - Core Lab
Job ID: R0027566 | Medical Laboratories | Full Time, Evenings | Charlottesville, VA
Sign-on bonus is available for all Clinical Lab Scientists!

$5,000 for Clinical Lab Scientist 2 hires
$2,500 for Clinical Lab Scientist 1 hires

  • Must work a 40-hour/week, full-time schedule.
  • Must work a specified shift (days, evenings or nights; weekend rotation if required by unit).
  • 24-month committment with prorated repayment for early termination.

Payment Terms:
  • Half in your first paycheck
  • Half after six months of employment

Relocation assistance available per UVA Medical Center policy.

Responsible for performing complex procedures for clinical diagnostic purposes.
  • Performs patient and quality control (QC) testing, develops skills and maintains competency in routine, "specials" and assigned laboratory areas.
  • Maintains proper inventories and correctly uses supplies and reagents.
  • Monitors equipment performance, diagnoses malfunctions and makes repairs or initiates service requests.
  • Ensures a smooth transition to the next shift.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of quality safety and compliance programs.
  • Investigates documents and resolves routine problems or complaints.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $24.24 - $38.78 Hourly

  • Education: Associate's degree in medical laboratory technology (MLT); bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related science; or bachelor's degree in medical technology (MT/CLS).
  • Experience: Accredited and approved MT/CLS program: 0 years; bachelor's in bio/chem: 3 years; MLT: 4 years.
  • License/Certification: ASCP or equivalent certification within 18 months of hire.

Job requires standing, sitting for prolonged periods, frequently walking, bending/stooping, reaching and repetitive motion. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, radiation, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.