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Stanford Health Care Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Palo Alto, California

Job Title

Clinical Laboratory Scientist


Palo Alto

Job #


Department Name

SBC Processing

Job Type

Full Time


Mon-Fri, 6am-2:30pm, rotating weekends

Bargaining Unit


Job Description:

Stanford Blood Center, a subsidiary of Stanford Health Care, is focused on connecting our communities to provide hope for healing. We lead the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine by advancing science and technology. We provide hope for the future by teaching the medical leaders of tomorrow. We enhance lives by connecting donors to patients every day. We are looking for friendly, customer-focused individuals who value integrity, accountability, collaboration and communication, to join our team.

We are a 24/7 fast-paced organization that is highly regulated by the FDA, ASHI and a number of other accrediting agencies. We need people who are dependable, detail-oriented and comfortable following established procedures. For more information about us, visit our website at

The Stanford Blood Center is seeking aClinical Laboratory Scientist to independentlyperform complex clinical testing, including both machine and manual assays, of bodily fluids for patient care purposes. Clinical test results are used directly to inform patient care decisions, with errors potentially leading to adverse events. This position is a full-time, benefitted, day shift.

Core Duties include:

  • Perform specialized manual and automated testing on clinical/donor samples.

  • Use complex Laboratory Information System to record test results and facilitate data interpretation, data mining, and reporting.

  • Analyze data from high-complexity testing.

  • Perform complex preventative maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of instruments and equipment.

  • Generate documents and reports of testing results.

  • Recognize and resolve inconsistent results; follow up with repeated or additional testing.

  • Review standard operating procedures for potential process improvements.

  • Determine suitability of specimens based on established criteria for use.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Job Qualifications:

Four year college degree in medical technology or a life science, and one year relevant experience in a blood center or clinical laboratory setting required. 12 month internship in medical technology or certification as technologist. Current California clinical laboratory technologist license (MTA/MTR) required.

Other Relevant Information:

Will be required to comply with governmental regulations and Blood Center policy and strictly observe privacy and security related policies, procedures and practices to preserve the integrity and confidentiality of medical and other sensitive information pertaining to donors, patients, research subjects, and staff. Will be required to enter areas where other individuals work with human blood; potential may exist for unanticipated exposure to bloodborne pathogens by splash or spill.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of:

  • A background check that includes employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, a credit check and/or driving record.

  • A pre-placement physical exam that includes TB testing and drug/alcohol screening.

We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position. Stanford Blood Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

Thank you for your interest!