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Associate scientist at Spectraforce Technologies Inc

Associate scientist

Spectraforce Technologies Inc North Chicago, IL Full-Time
$52,000.00 - $79,750.00 / year
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Job Title: Associate Scientist I
Location: North Chicago, IL, 60064
Duration: 12 Months

Purpose: Testing personnel position in CLIA Certified High Complexity Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.

  • CLIA Certified High-Complexity Laboratory at Client, Inc. in North Chicago, IL is seeking a scientist to conduct routine clinical laboratory diagnostic RT-PCR testing leveraging laboratory automation.
  • The scientist will partner with senior staff to run the SARS-CoV-2 assay for clinical specimens including data analysis. Candidate should be able to generate precise, reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner, demonstrate good data interpretation skills, and be able to note issues/deviations and troubleshoot appropriately.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine testing of clinical specimens on the Abbott m2000 to generate high quality data.
  • Operate laboratory equipment and effectively troubleshoot when issues arise.
  • Collaborate with team members on all work aspects from data entry, solution preparation, sample extraction, master mix addition, amplification, data interpretation, and documentation.


  • Master's or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical lab science or medical technology
  • 1-2 years of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic Testing preferred, specifically clinical sample analysis using RT-PCR
  • Experience with reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) sample processing and data analysis
  • General lab skills: lab safety, solution preparations, use of pipettes and other instruments
  • Knowledge of biological sample extraction techniques and instrumentation, and the ability to follow established protocols without deviation
  • Well versed in Good Clinical Practices, sample chain of custody, and other regulatory requirements
  • Good Documentation Skills (ALCOA).
  • Work with Laboratory Information Management Systems.

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