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Laboratory Assistant II (Contract)

  • Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Laboratory Assistant II is a core member of the Lab Operations team. This position supports routine testing in a high complex clinical diagnostic laboratory and works with laboratory technologists who perform patient sample testing. The duties may include equipment maintenance and reagent preparation in addition to other tasks in a highly complex clinical diagnostic laboratory. Laboratory Operations Assistants are assigned to one of three shifts and may be assigned to work any day that the lab is operational.

Key Responsibilities

• Perform data entry with pathologists, including sample quality assessments and measurements.

• Triage sample cancel requests and other inquiries to the appropriate lab team member for response while maintaining sample integrity.

• Author and edit relevant SOPs and documentation to ensure regulatory compliance and reflect process improvements.

• Perform routine scanning of stained slides with the Aperio ScanScope.

• Assist in attributing and debulking clinical and research study patient samples.

• Assist with de-bulking in accessioning and Pathology Review.

• Maintain adequate stock and efficient use of supplies necessary for performing all procedures and preparation of reagents.

• Maintain proper documentation including proper specimen handling, labeling, and quality control measures.

• Participate in biohazard, chemical, and general safety and other continuing education programs.

• Complete projects under guidance of senior lab employees.

• Work in a lab environment using chemicals and reagents.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• High School diploma or equivalent (General Education Degree)

• 2+ years of work experience in a job in the logistics, science, technology field or another regulated industry

• Computer proficiency, including data entry skills (such as Microsoft Office Suite)

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree, particularly a Bachelor of Science degree in biological or life sciences

• 2+ years of work or academic experience in the logistics, science, technology, or another regulated field

• 1+ year of professional experience in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments/ College of American Pathologists certified laboratory

• Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

• Strong interpersonal skills. including strong written and oral communication, collaboration, and problem solving

• Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task effectively.

• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with other departments and colleagues

• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, particularly with scientific or technical information

• Demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple projects

• Ability to maintain own workflow and meet project deadlines

• Strong organizational skills

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

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