Clinical Laboratory Scientist II

Req ID #:  192820

Bothell, WA, US, 98021

For over 40 years, HemaCare, a Charles River company, has worked to making a positive impact on the world by providing the highest quality cellular material and services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies and research organizations that are performing innovative research and developing novel cell-based therapies.

We recognize that our success depends on the vision and passion of our employees; that is why we are devoted to making HemaCare a rewarding and valuable place to work. We believe in making a difference, and at HemaCare, you will make a difference every day.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.  

Job Summary

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist II is responsible for performing laboratory testing, recording, and reviewing test results, preparing and labeling blood components. This position serves as a lead in the General Laboratory when new laboratory personnel are added to the team.  The Clinical Laboratory Scientist II is an integral part of the Bothell Donor Room team, in conjunction with RNs and Donor Recruitment.


Essential Responsibilities:
•    Properly use the Blood Product Information System, as well as authorize and perform system overrides as needed and within the scope of authority and ensure to escalate system problems as/if encountered, to management.
•    Accurately perform testing of blood products and donor samples (i.e., hematology counts (CBC), and pH).
•    Ability to perform flow cytometry testing as required on product samples.
•    Assist research and cell isolation laboratory with QC and production lab activities.
•    Work collaboratively with donor room team of RNs and Donor Recruitment to maximize donor flow at the center; assisting with donor center operations when necessary as a backup for informed consent process or prescreening activities.   
•    Accurately record, interpret, review and report test results.  Able to recognize and appropriately handle unacceptable test results. 
•    Verify the acceptability of blood samples.
•    Prepare and pack blood samples for send-out testing.
•    Properly perform and review quality control and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment.
•    Accurately maintain and/or review laboratory records; adhere to proper flow of paperwork.
•    Accurately perform blood component preparation from whole blood and apheresis collections.
•    Coordinate and evaluate blood component QC testing.
•    Prepare and review laboratory statistical reports.
•    Oversees the work of laboratory technicians.

Job Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in biological, physical, or chemical sciences or medical technology. 
•    5+ years of relevant experience.
•    Current Washington CLS licensure; MT (ASCP), preferred.
•    Blood donor center or transfusion service experience preferred.
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About HemaCare 
HemaCare, a Charles River company, is a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cell and gene therapy development. HemaCare’s vertically integrated solutions support preclinical research, clinical studies from phases 1 to 3, and commercialization with high-quality RUO and GMP-compliant starting material and apheresis collections. 

In January 2020, HemaCare was acquired by Charles River Laboratories, an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Combined with Charles River’s integrated, early-stage portfolio of discovery, safety assessment, and manufacturing support services, the acquisition creates a unique, comprehensive solution for researchers and cell therapy developers and manufacturers worldwide to help accelerate their critical programs from basic research and proof-of-concept to regulatory approval and commercialization. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs and enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. We work closely with our clients throughout the clinical process to maximize success and drive positive clinical outcomes. 

Together, with over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies, and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At HemaCare, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We have proudly supported the development of 100% of the current commercially available FDA-approved immunocellular therapies. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class portfolio of high quality, customizable human cellular material and services to support drug discovery, scientific research, and cell therapy. This resonates from our employees and impacts our customers because we know that every day is an opportunity to advance discoveries and make a difference in someone’s life. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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