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Laboratory Assistant I, II or III

Eurofins • Lee's Summit, MO

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Science

Job Description

Laboratory Assistant I, II or III

Viracor Eurofins is dedicated to being the leading specialty diagnostics laboratory partner in immunology, infectious disease, and allergy testing. We offer a range of unique clinical laboratory and biopharmaceutical services and provide exceptional test turnaround times. More than 4,000 healthcare providers, commercial laboratories, and biopharmaceutical companies rely on us for our unique and convenient services.

Viracor Eurofins is searching for a Laboratory Assistant I, II or III in Lee's Summit, MO .

This is a Full Time position. Schedule is Monday - Friday , 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Lee's Summit, Missouri are encouraged to apply.

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Laboratory Assistant is primarily responsible for performing duties related to accessioning, specimen management, problem resolution, and data entry and specimen storage with a high degree of proficiency.

Employee Responsibilities:

Level I - Minimum
  • Receive incoming shipments and document appropriately
  • Examine samples for accuracy and other requirements (sample type, volume, etc.)
  • Contact client to resolve sample and/or testing related issues or discrepancies
  • Complete correction requests as needed
  • Operation of the front end processing automation equipment as assigned by management
  • Perform data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Label samples and deliver them to proper area(s)
  • Retrieve and re-file samples for testing
  • Properly store specimens for short term and long term storage
  • Prepare specimens to be shipped and adhere to all applicable shipping requirements
  • Aid laboratory personnel in cleaning duties
  • Maintain quality control and quality assurance records as required
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies
  • Adhere to policies and protocols in the lab
  • Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently
  • Other duties as assigned by management
Level II - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following :
  • Manage issues and projects; resolve escalated issues as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate superior understanding of Laboratory operations
Level III - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I and II plus the following:
  • Demonstrate leadership skills through the supervision, coaching and mentoring of others as required
  • Ensure department adheres to policies and procedures
The Ideal Candidate would possess:

Level I - Minimum
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 2 years of clinical laboratory experience preferred
  • Must be comfortable with raw specimen handling
  • Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies
  • Position may require evening and weekend hours
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs, with database skills and 1 year data entry experience preferred
Level II - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Advanced problem solving skills
Level III - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I and II plus the following:
  • Ability to manage direct other Associates as required
  • Ability to manage daily workload as required
  • Ability to assist Management in providing overall direction of workflow for Lab Assistants and Support Services as needed
  • Ability to ensure applicable SOPs are being utilized and followed appropriately
  • Help with weekly scheduling of staff
  • Serve as the primary trainer for new Lab Assistants or re-training of existing Lab Assistants
  • Ability to accurately answer questions when Supervisor is unavailable
  • Ability to interact with other departments as necessary and develop relationships with other Lab Leadership and Management as it relates to work processes and work flow
  • Ability to communicate concerns/needs as necessary to Supervisor
  • Aid Supervisor with areas of improvement in workflow or organization, etc.
What we offer:

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

Physical Requirements:
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as necessary in the laboratory (4 or more hours)
  • Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 15 pounds
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to move body frequently around laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work environment may consist of exposure to infectious disease, bio hazardous and hazardous materials, and regulated medical waste.

To learn more about Viracor Eurofins, please visit the following websites http://www.viracor-eurofins.com and www.eurofinsus.com .

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

With over 30 years of specialized expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients, Viracor Eurofins is committed to helping medical professionals, transplant teams, reference labs and biopharmaceutical companies get results faster, when it matters most. Viracor is passionate about delivering value to our clients by providing timely, actionable information - never losing sight of the connection between the testing we perform and the patients we serve.

We are looking forward to receiving your application including your expected salary and possible start date via our career website.

Job ID: 16632
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