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Lab Assistant

at Octapharma Plasma, Inc

Posted: 3/1/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: *4A71C5D4A5CD7E69
Keywords: office

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Lab Assistant



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Lab Assistant – Medical Part Time

We are seeking a part time Lab Assistant to support our new, state of the art laboratory through the end of 2018. This lab is slated to test over 4 million samples annually. Reporting into the Sample Management Supervisor, this position will perform sample management tasks including receipt and accessioning of whole blood and plasma samples; pooling plasma case and shipment samples; as well as provide QA support to laboratory operations.

Additional responsibilities of the Lab Assistant role include:

· Receive and unpack, whole blood, plasma and serum samples and paperwork; resolve discrepancies

· Evaluate specimens for acceptability and processes rejection notices

· Identify and handle samples requiring laboratory testing

· Input data into Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) as required.

· Perform specimen processing as required (i.e. centrifugation, aliquoting and volume measure of specimens)

· Provide support to OPI Laboratory Operations and Quality Assurance teams by:

o Assist with development and implementation of corrective and preventive actions Assisting with test reagent, supply, consumables and raw material inventory receipt, storage and release

o Assisting with compiling data for trending key performance indicators

· Assist in preparation of samples for shipment to outside laboratories

· Assist with prep for reagents

· Organize, maintain and manage sample inventory in freezers and refrigerators


Lab Assistant – Medical Part Time

Qualified candidates of this role must offer a High School Diploma and at least 6 months experience in a laboratory setting. You must offer strong organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills.

Other requirements of the role include:

· 1+ years experience in a lab environment is preferred.

· Must demonstrate skills in basic math, reading and writing.

· Must be able to read and interpret SOPs, labels, and safety signs.

· Proficient with computer software in an office and/or laboratory environment.

· Must be available for a part time schedule. Expected schedule: Tuesday-Friday 8am-2:30pm and half day Saturday (hours TBD)

Lab Assistant – Medical Part Time