Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Technical Specialist

Job Description

Now’s our time to inspire the future of healthcare together.

Siemens Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents. More than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. We stand with our customers around the world to support them in delivering high quality care to their patients. An estimated 5 million patients across the globe benefit every day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. This is what truly matters to us. 

Job Title:                                Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Technical Specialist

Job Location: Berkeley, CA

Position Overview

Siemens Healthcare Laboratory (SHL), located in Berkeley, CA, is CLIA accredited and state licensed clinical laboratory. The laboratory implements, validates, and provides testing services for novel technologies, in clinical trial, clinical laboratory diagnostic testing and pharmaceutical partnerships.

The Scientist, Sr.,(Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Technical Specialist) performs moderate and high complexity clinical laboratory analyses and technical oversight to SHL CLIA laboratory operations; including training, competency assessment, quality control review, occurrence management, supply management / reagent qualification, quality metrics, proficiency testing and technical review of documentation. Schedules and coordinates testing to meet turn around requirements.

Position Requirements:

  • Requires current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license with a BS/BA in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science
  • Maintains licensure and certification for the laboratory.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations.
  • Maintains working knowledge of CLIA regulations through participation with audits.
  • Ensures that patient results are reported only when test systems are functioning properly and any necessary corrective actions have been taken. 
  • Oversees training and competency assessment of other Technical Specialists and Clinical Laboratory Scientists assigned to perform testing in area of responsibility

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfort with technology solutions.
  • Ability to identifies and initiate resolutions for problems.
  • Schedule flexibility


Work Interactions

  • Reports to Head, Siemens Healthcare Laboratory Operations
  • Coordinates internally with SHL colleagues, R&D Scientists and the commercial/business development team
  • Coordinates externally with customers, clients, vendors and clinical trial participants



  • Schedules and coordinates testing to meet turn around requirements.
  • Provides technical expertise and peer consultation in designated area of responsibility.
  • Oversees and reviews quality control, preventative maintenance, reagent inventory and qualification. Responsible for quality control review and sign-off prior to reporting patient’s results.
  • Verifies testing procedures and establishes assay performance characteristics.
  • Performs moderate and highly complex clinical laboratory analyses and reporting.
  • Performs complex troubleshooting and documents remedial actions and performing as expected.
  • Coordinates Proficiency Testing Program.
  • Participates in internal and external audits and inspections.




  • Requires current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license with a BS/BA in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science
  • 2-4 years of successful experience in a clinical laboratory
  • Knowledge and experience with CLIA laboratory processes and operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent technology skills, Microsoft Office Suite



  • Experience with Laboratory Information Systems, Document Control and Training Systems, Microsoft Office
  • Workflow business process mapping
  • Project Management experience



California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license with a BA/BS in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science


Successfully applies complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures in required area of specialization. Demonstrates knowledge of the organization's business practices and issues.

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:

To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.


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As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.


Job ID: 182304

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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