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Salary: $2,495.00 - $3,031.00
Posted: 03/07/2013

Job Description:

The Genetic Disease Screening Program, Laboratory Services Branch, Molecular Biochemistry Section, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Screening Unit is now recruiting for Senior Laboratory Assistant. The position is in Richmond, CA and it is PERMANENT, FULL TIME.

The minimum qualifications for the Senior Laboratory Assistant can be found: Laboratory Assistant Series

Under the direct supervision of the Supervising Laboratory Assistant II and as a Senior Laboratory Assistant, this position ensures the operations of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID) lab. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Perform daily laboratory set-up needed for the clinical laboratory technologists, research scientists and chemists to perform chemical analysis for the detection of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency and other genetic diseases. Operate laboratory equipment: puncher, pH meter, centrifuges, glassware washer, sterilizer, auto-clave, and other laboratory distilled water equipment. Clean glassware. Prepare reagents. Maintain inventory for laboratory glassware, supplies, reagents, and the laboratory equipment.

Review recovered specimens to determine if adequate. Record and verify specimens’ and containers’ location and condition change info in SIS Biobank system and/or manual log. Assist in the storing, retrieving and transferring of NBS specimens.

Transport materials between this laboratory and other Departmental and outside facilities. Assist chemists in the preparation of blood pools for quality control and quality assurance purposes.


Routinely fill laboratory logs and prepare reports for laboratory glassware, supplies, equipment maintenance, and reagent preparation.

Use Good Laboratory Practices for safe laboratory operation.

Other such laboratory duties as required by the Chief of the branch for successful laboratory operation.


**If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by attaching your SROA/Surplus letter and note it on line 12 of your application**

Qualified candidates must have eligibility for State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, former state employees who can reinstate into this classification, have transfer eligibility to this classification or currently be in this classification.

If you are not a current or former California State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. Here is the information to find out how to become a civil service employee, please go to the State Personnel Board’s website at: 2 Steps To A State Job

Please fill out a Standard 678 Application and send to the address written below. Make sure you sign the application. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified eligible candidates will be selected for interviews. Include the basis for your eligibility. Attach any supporting documentation to your application, i.e. Resume, Notice of Examination Results, State last, highest list appointment.

Genetic Diseases Screening Program
Program Services Section
850 Marina Bay Parkway, F175
Richmond, CA 94804
Attn: Jefferson Rivera

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
SENIOR LABORATORY ASSISTANT 580 - 530 - 7878 - 008
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/22/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
GDSP - Program Services Unit
850 Marina Bay Parkway, F175
Richmond, 94804
Jefferson Rivera

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The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.