Our mission at the Cedars-Sinai Precision Biomarker Laboratories is to develop high quality and novel assays that will allow for more accurate, precise, and timely diagnosis and prognosis of patients. We are particularly focused on protein, peptide, and small molecule assays employing mass spectrometry and advanced immunoassay methodologies. With our diagnostics and methodology focus we will advance our patient-centered mission for tailored, and efficient healthcare. At the same time, we will make our assays available to healthcare providers and researchers regionally and nationally with a goal towards user friendly access. Working with a large and diverse patient population at Cedars-Sinai allows us to thoroughly evaluate candidate biomarkers and publish findings. We also work with world class proteomics researchers, faculty, with state-of-the-art facilities and instruments at hand. As such, are uniquely positioned to build a sustainable biomarker pipeline from discovery to development, validation, and clinical implementation.
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist II (CLS) functions with general directions from senior technical personnel and laboratory leadership. Responsibilities include operating clinical instruments (i.e., LC/MS systems and related), monitoring the quality of testing, verifying and reporting test results, and general support functions for routine and compliant operation of the laboratory.
An additional key function of this CLS role are computer and software skills (e.g., adept in use of MS Office products like Excel and Word and use of laboratory information systems (LIS)). Specifically, use and programming of Sunquest LIS will be an essential duty. The CLS will be expected to set up new tests, worksheets, and rules in Sunquest so that tests can be appropriately reported for patients. Additional duties include general support functions necessary for the routine operation of the laboratory. Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the needs of the patient population(s) being served.
This job role will be split approximately 60/40 between running tests (including method development/validation) and functioning as an LIS superuser for the lab.
Since its beginning in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the healthcare needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, continually setting new standards in quality and innovation in patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars-Sinai is widely known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients.Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses. In addition, Cedars-Sinai serves the community through its Medical Network, which includes the highly rated Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates. Cedars-Sinai has consistently been named one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, has received the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award 18 years in a row for providing the highest quality medical care in Los Angeles, and has the longest running Magnet desig...nation for nursing excellence in California. Cedars-Sinai is a leader in the clinical care and research of heart disease, cancer and brain disorders, among other areas. Pioneering research achievements include using cardiac stem cells to repair damaged hearts, developing minimally invasive surgical techniques and discovering new types of drugs to target cancer more precisely. Cedars-Sinai also impacts the future of healthcare through education programs that encompass everything from highly competitive medical residency and fellowship programs to a biomedical science and translational medicine PhD program, advanced training for nurses and educational opportunities for allied health professionals. Most notably, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a longstanding commitment to strengthening the Los Angeles community through wide-ranging programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.