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Labcorp (Drug Development)

Clinical Certifying Scientist




Full Time


Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

The Certifying Scientist is responsible for reviewing, certifying and reporting results for patient samples in the pain management compliance testing program and all clinical toxicology tests. This position interacts with both internal and external clients on interpretation of results and issues arising from testing, and routinely consults with Laboratory Managers and Directors concerning results and client test management.

The following duties reflect key responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review all test results for applicable screening and confirmatory testing methodologies, relevant Quality Control data and associated documentation; certify and release results; ensure that results meet quality standards.
  • Apply QC practices and procedures to the review, interpretation and reporting of results and when applicable monitor chain-of-custody documentation.
  • Take proper remedial action in response to test systems being out of control limits, detect aberrant results of quality control, and takes appropriate action.
  • Provide consultation and assistance to clients when technical, interpretive, and/or regulatory questions arise.
  • Assist in training fellow certifying scientists and other LabCorp employees in the interpretation and reporting of results and applicable departmental processes.
  • Advise/consult with laboratory technical staff regarding routine testing issues and practices.
  • Assist in preparation of litigation packages and affidavits. Potential to provide testimony under subpoena.

Assist in preparation for inspections and audits. Interact with inspectors and auditors when appropriate.

This position can be either first or second shift, depending on the candidate's preference. Start/end times are flexible +/- 1 hour

  • First shift (7:30 am to 4:00 pm) Monday - Friday; works both weekend days every four weeks on a rotation
  • Second shift (12:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Monday - Friday; works both weekend days every four weeks on a rotation

Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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