Clinical Laboratory Scientist (2 Openings)

· San Diego, California
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE+Benefits+Options



Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. is a fast growing, clinical stage, antibody-centric, biopharmaceutical company developing new therapies to turn malignant cancers into manageable and possibly curable diseases. Sorrento's multimodal multipronged approach to fighting cancer is made possible by its' extensive immuno-oncology platforms, including key assets such as fully human antibodies ("G-MAB™ library"), clinical stage immuno-cellular therapies ("CAR-T"), intracellular targeting antibodies ("iTAbs"), antibody-drug conjugates ("ADC"), and clinical stage oncolytic virus ("Sephrevir®").

We attract smart people who play well with others. We're small enough for your ideas to make a big impact, and large enough to offer you opportunities to grow professionally at any stage of your career.

If you’re a quick learner, enjoy working in the biotech industry, and share our mission of providing ground-breaking impact to medicine, each other, and our patients, Sorrento Therapeutics is the place for you!

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. is a federal government contractor and, in compliance with its obligations under current federal regulations, Sorrento requires all employees, including newly hired employees, to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation.  For further information, please refer to the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force’s September 24, 2021 Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, available at:



Sorrento Therapeutics (“Sorrento”) is seeking an experienced team player to join our team as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Both full-time and part-time positions are available. Responsibilities include performing all approved laboratory procedures in designated areas.  Prior experience in a high complexity CLIA laboratory performing toxicology assays (ELISA and cell-based assay development and validation) is required.


  • Follows laboratory protocol and procedures. Maintains safe work habits and keeps work areas clean.
  • Participates in laboratory protocol and procedures writing or reviewing
  • Participates in Quality Control and Proficiency Testing programs to meet regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Works quickly and efficiently with meticulous accuracy to ensure the seamless and timely generation of patient results and reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Requires a BS Degree in Medical Technology or a Major Science (Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics or Biochemistry).
  • CA CLS License
  • For CA CLS Generalist or Molecular: Graduation from a CA approved Medical Technology training program or at least 6 months of hospital or laboratory experience performing high complexity testing as a CLS.
  • Solid understanding of ligand binding assay or cell-based assay
  • Red/green color discrimination is required for CLSs performing FISH analysis duties.
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with a variety of personnel including scientific, commercial and operational staff.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Must be a strong team player
  • Proven ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to adhere to timelines.
  • Intermediate computer skills with the following programs: MS Word, Excel and Outlook




  • Support scientists who are on the leading edge of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. 
  • Earn a competitive salary that allows you to focus your attention on your passion.
  • A comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, matching 401k, 10 paid holidays, and three-weeks’ PTO, plus stock options.

If this sounds like the right career to fit your personality and interests, please apply, we’re looking forward to meeting you! 

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Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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