Sonic Healthcare USA

  • Scientist I

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 5 days ago(11/11/2018 9:29 AM)
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    First shift
  • Overview

    POSITION SUMMARY:  The Scientist I is responsible for performing routine sample analysis, LCMS and/or ICPMS analytical techniques accurately and efficiently following SRL procedures. 

     

    REPORTS TO: Analytical Chemistry Supervisor, Laboratory Director-Analytical Chemistry

     

    POSITION(S) SUPERVISED: N/A

     

    CAREER PATH OPPORTUNITIES: Scientist II

    Responsibilities

    Job Functions/Duties/Responsibilities

    This section is used to detail the functions/duties/responsibilities of the position and to initially assess the employee’s level of competency in each of the job functions as outlined. 

    Essential job functions are those responsibilities with greater than 10% priority weight. 

    All high risk/high volume and high risk/low volume areas will be reviewed on an annual basis on the employee’s Performance Development Map.

    Job Function/Duties/Responsibilities

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    1.      Performs production sample runs

    45

    a.    Prepares solutions such as mobile phases and buffers

     

    b.    Performs validation experiments.

     

    c.     Works independently, plans and conducts laboratory work

     

    d.    Performs routine tasks with high efficiency

     

    e.    Trains and guides new testing personnel

     

    f.     Cleans laboratory glassware and helps maintain lab orderliness

     

    g.    Documents promptly and clearly all procedural processes

     

    h.    Performs automated and routine extractions

     

     

    2.    Performs LCMS and/or ICPMS analysis following specified SRL procedures.

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    a.    Monitors LCMS and/or ICPMS system performance to ensure quality of results

     

    b.    Independently troubleshoots assays and instrumentation

     

    c.     Processes data following SRL procedures and guidelines

     

    d.    Makes and records observations and performs mathematical calculations

     

    e.    Maintains and calibrates instrumentation and equipment as required

     

     

    3.    Assists with administrative duties.

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    a.    Files documentation associated with daily production runs.

     

    b.    Makes copies of relative forms used for production and validation.

     

    c.     Assists with maintaining laboratory inventory and requesting supply orders

     

    Qualifications

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED/PREFERRED):

     

    EDUCATION:  Bachelors degree in a scientific field

     

    EXPERIENCE:  1+ years laboratory related experience

    0-1 years LCMS and/or ICPMS experience

    0-1 years extraction experience

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to understand written and verbal instructions.  Must be able to work well with variety of laboratory personnel.  Excellent attention to detail.  Basic computer knowledge.  Must be able to work with frequent interruptions and fluctuations in workload.  Ability to set and meet deadlines with high quality work.  Ability to understand graphs, tables, charts and perform calculations needed for the task.  Ability to follow and implement policies and Standard Operating Procedures.   

     

    LICENSE/CERTIFICATION(REQUIRED/PREFERRED): None required.

    Additional Information

    ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS/HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS:
     
    HAZARDS:
     
    X

     
    Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

     
     

     
    Exposure to x-ray/electromagnetic energy

     
     

     
    Exposure to extreme conditions, hot/cold

     
     

     
    Exposure to high pitched noises

     
     

     
    Exposure to dust/fumes/helicopter

     
    X

     
    Exposure to communicable diseases

     
    X

     
    Exposure to moving mechanical parts

     
    X

     
    Blood borne pathogen exposure

     
     

     
    Exposure to potential electrical shock

     
    X

     
    Gaseous risk exposure

     
     

     
    Adverse weather conditions

     
     

     
    Muddy roads impassable to car

     
     

     
    Exposure to laser beams

     
     

     
     

     
     
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:          Some     None   Freq.                                      Some    None    Freq.
     
    LIFTING / CARRYING

     
    X

     
     

     
     

     
    Repetitive arm/hand movements

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    PUSHING / PULLING

     
    X

     
     

     
     

     
    Eye-hand-foot coordination

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    STOOPING, KNEELING, BENDING

     
    X
     

     
     

     
     

     
    MANUAL DEXTERITY (eye/hand coordination)

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    CRAWLING

     
     

     
    X

     
     

     
    FINGER DEXTERITY

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    CLIMBING

     
     

     
    X

     
     

     
    COLOR VISION

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    BALANCE

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    VISION ACUITY - far

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    DEPTH PERCEPTION

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    VISION ACUITY - near

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
    HEARING ACUITY

     
     

     
     

     
    X

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     
    MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:                
     
    X

     
    Manage stress appropriately

     
     

     
    Make decisions under pressure

     
     

     
    Manage anger / fear / hostility / violence of others

     
    X

     
    Handle multiple priorities

     
    X
     

     
    Work alone

     
     

     
    Work in confined and / or crowded areas

     
     
    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    ( X  )   INSIDE: Spends approximately 38 hours or more per week inside.
    (    )    OUTSIDE: Spend approximately 2 hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).
    (    )    BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.
     
    WORK POSITIONS (defined in 10% increments of work time): Sitting   70_      Standing   20 _    Walking   _10__   
     
     PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    (   )     SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs.  maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.
    (   )     LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs.
    ( X)     MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. Maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
    (    )    HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. Maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs. 
    (  )  VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of  objects weighing more than  50 lbs.
    (  )  Ability to lift, push, and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient specific to the department. 

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