Current Job Openings

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Requisition Number: 54628

Stanford Blood Center’s histocompatibility lab is seeking a Technologist to perform human histocompatibility testing for organ transplantation, including low- and high-resolution molecular typing (NGS, SSO, SSP) and engraftment monitoring. The technologist will test specimens and analyze, interpret and report results. Experience in HLA is a plus, but the Blood Center will provide training. Applicants must qualify for or hold current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license. (If you are a board-certified medical technologist, or you have passed the ABHI CHT or CHS board exam, you qualify for this state license.)

Core duties include:

  • performing high complexity, specialized HLA testing for organ transplantation;
  • determining suitability of specimens; and
  • generating and analyzing data, documents and reports.

Techniques used may include including DNA-based HLA typing, determination of antibody specificity, crossmatch analysis, flow cytometry and others. The Technologist must utilize the Laboratory Information System properly and effectively.

For complete job description and to apply, visit and reference job # 54628.

Collections Manager

Requisition Number: 54847

Stanford Blood Center seeking a Collections Manager. Under the general supervision of the Donor Services Director, and the technical supervision of the Medical Director, the Collections Manager is responsible for whole blood and apheresis collections and all related activities at our collections sites. Responsibilities include supervision of Collections Supervisors, who are responsible for direct supervision of licensed and unlicensed team members; ensuring sound operational processes and procedures are established and executed as designed; driving effectiveness of the donor program through proper scheduling and education of team members and donors; managing equipment and supply procurement and maintenance for collections sites; participating as an active member of the Donor Services leadership team, responding to donor complaints and administering appropriate mediation with team members; and performing short- and long-term planning and budgeting for collections operations.

Core duties include:

  • Manage supervisors and team members in the day-to-day operations of the Collections department, consisting of whole blood and apheresis operations. Responsible for hiring, retaining and terminating Collections team members; career coaching and personal development of direct reports; and the performance of the team. Ensure work completion within schedule and budgetary constraints. May independently, or in collaboration with Human Resources Managers, guide supervisors in the interpretation and implementation of Human Resources policies, procedures and programs.
  • Represent the Collections department business operations and administrative affairs within Stanford Blood Center and/or with outside constituencies. Make recommendations to senior leaders for changes in staffing levels, facilities, health and safety, regulatory compliance, finance, technology and/or administrative functions. Develop, monitor, analyze, forecast and report on the annual Collections department budget. Travel to multiple locations, including driving, to assess operations and represent Stanford Blood Center at conferences, meetings, trainings, etc.

*Other duties may also be assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a work-related field/discipline required. Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience, including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience (required).
  • Experience working with the public and managing supervisory personnel (preferred).
  • Must possess and maintain: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification and a valid California Driver’s License (Class C) with a good driving record.

For more information and to apply, visit and refer to job #54847.

Pre-Analytic Processing Supervisor

Requisition Number: 54128

Stanford Blood Center is seeking a Supervisor for the Pre-Analytical/Processing staff in the Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics labs (HLA Lab). The Pre-Analytic Processing Supervisor will oversee the section of the HLA lab where clinical samples are accepted, logged in, processed for testing and prepared for storage. They will supervise the 12-14 technicians across two laboratories who carry out these jobs, manage space and equipment, maintain detailed records for laboratory accreditation and monitor service metrics.

Core Duties

  • Supervise 12-14 lab technicians and lab assistant(s) performing sample processing and lab maintenance for the HLA Molecular and Serology laboratories; select, train and evaluate staff; create work schedules and assign work duties on a weekly basis; understand and implement overall lab priorities and adjust processing staff and workflow to meet those priorities; adjust to unexpected changes in work demands to meet timetables; and participate in C-I-CARE activities and meet C-I-CARE requirements.
  • Maintain all lab equipment in pre-amplification labs in good working order; schedule and oversee preventive maintenance visits when due and maintain records of all maintenance; perform regular maintenance and make minor and mid-level repairs or call service technician for major problems; review function check logs and problem logs regularly; escalate equipment problems as needed; research and make recommendations for equipment purchases.
  • Coordinate the schedule for automation robotics and instrument parallel testing, calibrations and validation of reagents used for processing; ensure tests are completed and documented.

* Other duties may also be assigned.

Four-year college degree in biology, chemistry or related field; and three years’ experience in a clinical laboratory required (five years desired)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intimate familiarity with operation of a clinical laboratory, including procedures and workflow for sample acceptability, accessioning, processing and storage for clinical samples; experience with creating work schedules and with maintaining laboratory records required for clinical lab accreditation requirements; knowledge of equipment and instrument functional requirements and ability to perform mid-level troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to work well with a highly diverse staff and must be able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.

Certifications and License
None required; ABHI certification as Histocompatibility Technologist or Specialist, or California State clinical laboratory license (MTA or MTR), preferred.

For more information and to apply, visit and refer to job #54128.

HLA Quality Specialist

Requisition Number: 53396

Stanford Blood Center is seeking an HLA Quality Specialist to perform a broad range of administrative, analytical and executive duties. Tasks will be related to assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring laboratory quality, regulatory compliance and performance improvement in the histocompatibility testing clinical labs. In collaboration with lab leadership, this person will identify, plan and execute strategies and methods to monitor and promote laboratory quality and regulatory compliance; as well as maintain and organize documentation and records, and maintain and monitor quality indicators. They will also handle incident investigations; facilitate and host onsite inspections; prepare applications for licensure, certification and accreditation; and facilitate and manage reviews and revisions of laboratory procedures.

For complete job description and to apply, please visit and reference job #53396.

HLA Clinical Coordinator

Requisition Number: 53389

Stanford Blood Center is seeking a Clinical Coordinator for our histocompatibility (HLA) laboratory. The Clinical Coordinator will serve as a consistent and knowledgeable liaison between the HLA laboratory and clinical services and will supervise a team of laboratory administrative associates. They will answer questions from transplant and other clinical services that require understanding of a broad range of HLA test results; provide the clinical services team with reports of test results (or will forward to a director those questions for which interpretation is required); help with determining what tests should be ordered, explaining HLA typing and antibody data; etc. The coordinator is responsible for maintaining HLA-related records for patients awaiting transplants; preparing reports and data for and attending clinical meetings with HLA directors and physicians; interacting with clinicians inside and outside Stanford to monitor HLA testing progress; preparing the Stanford and regional wait list for transplant patients; and providing and processing data for research efforts as needed.

For complete job description and to apply, please visit and reference job #53389.