Laboratory Associate

  • location: Valencia, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $11.99 - $14.12 per hour


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Job Title: Laboratory Assistant

Job Summary

  • Process samples as required by each protocol.
  • Assist laboratory technologists with sorting, processing, storage and retrieval of medical specimens.

Job Responsibilities

  • Insure to maintain 95% 24 TAT expected for Cobas and AU5400 platforms running Safety testing as well as coordinating CDX study for Amgen. With the volume on those both analyzers replacement of this position will also insure maintaining expected quality and adequate coverage.
  • Receive, verify, log and track specimens upon arrival.
  • Process specimens as specified in specimen processing records and/or study-specific instructions.
  • Inventory and prepare specimens for shipment as specified by the protocol or directed.
  • Assist with maintaining specimen logs, submission records, specimen storage logs, and calculations as required by the study specific and/or standard operating procedures.
  • Label storage tubes and other required items for proper identification.
  • Assist in daily maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform special project activities as assigned.
  • Assist with supply inventory functions, general clean up of laboratory workstations including bio-hazard trash removal, and help to organize laboratory work areas.
  • Prepare specimen aliquots as per protocol definition and hematological blood smear production.
  • Follow all stated laboratory safety guidelines in all assigned duties.
  • Occasional lifting of objects weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Regular use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Regular use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelors (preferred, not required) High school diploma or educational equivalent; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • 6 - 12 months lab experience. Basic knowledge of practices and principles of basic laboratory operations
  • Knowledge of general rules for safe exposure to chemical and blood borne pathogens
  • Good understanding of standard laboratory precautions and infection control procedures
  • Knowledge of sterilization and decontamination procedures and hazardous waste management
  • Skill in using applicable computer systems and applications including LIMS and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to perform duties in an independent manner.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients
  • Basic computer skills - MS OFFICE and other application


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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