Flow Cytometry Analyst

Company: Covance
Job type: Full-time

Covance is looking to hire aFlow Cytometry Analyst for our Flow Cytometry Department.
* _Analyze Flow Cytometry Patient and Quality Control Data_
* _Interaction with clients and internal stakeholders on data Troubleshooting _
* _Address Data Inquiries and Investigations_
* _Data Entry, Resulting and Release into clinical database_
* _Draft standard operating procedures_
You will be performing established procedures for clinical testing as required in all assigned laboratory disciplines. You are responsible for analyzing specimens whose results are then reported to the sponsor. You will proactively seeks out opportunities to improve processes and procedures and demonstrates initiative in resolving problems. Supports quality control/quality assurance monitoring programs, and is responsible for assisting with training of personnel.
Essential Job Duties:
Perform duties of Technologist I, and may perform duties of Technologist III in addition to the following additional duties:
Essential Functions
Quality Control Monitoring Programs
o Review and investigate unacceptable results to internal and external quality control monitoring programs. Prepare corrective action responses by assigned due date for management review.
o Complete timely review of new or revised SOPs circulated for peer review.
o May assist with timely processing of SOPs for department.
Proficiency Testing Survey Samples
o May provide support to proficiency testing program by coordinating receipt of survey material, coordinating with interdepartmental personnel for sample analysis, and ensuring timely and correct completion of electronic or paper report forms.
o Investigate root cause for unacceptable performance on proficiency surveys and prepare corrective action response by assigned due date.
o Assists with training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.
o May assist with the development of training material, training checklists, and competency assessment programs.
Instrument/Equipment/Assay Validation
o Assist with assay validations by performing experiments according to departmental SOP. Compile validation data for management review.
o Assist with validation of new equipment and instruments including software validation requirements (e.g., User Acceptance Testing).
Assist staff by providing technical guidance where needed.
Non-Essential Functions
Only individuals that are verified to qualify as supervisory personnel under regulations/standards applicable to the facility (e.g., New York State, CLIA, CAP) may perform periodic review and approval of quality control program records (e.g. quality control, instrument logs, reagent logs). The SOPs applicable to the department should be consulted to determine records that can be reviewed and approved.
Minimum Required:
Individual should have >5 years external clinical laboratory testing experience or 1 year of Covance Laboratory experience performing clinical laboratory testing.
U.S. Requirements
Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements:
Bachelors degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science or other life science with completion of at least a 12-month training program in Medical Technology.
Bachelors degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university and one year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed. Such training must be equivalent to that received in a school of Medical Technology.
II. Experience:
III. Education/Qualifications/Certifications and Licenses
90 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following:
1) 16 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences
2) 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry)
3) 3 semester hours of math
Completed an accredited clinical laboratory training program, or one year documented laboratory training or experience in the specialty that testing is to be performed.
Associates degree in medical laboratory technology Does not apply to third shift Hematology and Auto Chemistry Safety Testing personnel.
NOTE: Technologist IIs who perform supervisory function must qualify as NYS Supervisor under Title 10 NYCRR Part 58-1.3, which includes, but is not limited to the following:
The supervisor is qualified as a medical technologist pursuant to the provisions of section 58-1.5(b) and has had at least six years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience subsequent to qualifying of which at least two years have been spent working in a clinical laboratory having a director at the doctoral level. The clinical laboratory or blood bank shall be part of a hospital, university, health department, medical research institution or other institution which provides equivalent training.
* _Should have experience with analysis of flow cytometric data_
* _Experience in data analysis with WinList, FlowJo, FCS Express, etc. is required. _
* _Significant experience with Microsoft Excel is also preferred._
* _It is preferred that the candidate be English-speaking._

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