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Lab Associate I (Cytogenetics) - Chantilly, VA req29550

Quest Diagnostics Chantilly Full-Time
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Lab Associate I - Chantilly, Virginia - Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Consistently performs simple to moderately complex assays utilizing established procedures.
  • Prepares protocols/logs or other appropriate documents.
  • Organizes and prepares clinical specimens for testing; identifies problems and assists in resolving appropriately.
  • Prepares testing equipment and performs preventive maintenance. Notifies appropriate technical staff of equipment problems.
  • Prepares and maintains complete and accurate records of reagents or media using established procedures, formulas, stock solutions and fixed volume measuring devices.
  • Maintains inventory of consumable items including reagents and supplies. Unpacks, logs, dates and stores reagents/supplies upon receipt and properly rotates stock for use.
  • Prepares reagents and controls using automated or fixed volume measuring devices. Performs phase-in verifications according to established guidelines. Submits documentation to appropriate staff for approval to use.
  • Performs data entry or transfers data to computer for data reduction and prepares for clinical laboratory scientist's review. Tallies workload data and prepares reports as requested.
  • Verifies assay meets acceptable quality control criteria. When necessary, notifies appropriate technical staff for troubleshooting.
  • Logs or charts Quality Control and/or Quality Assurance results for review by licensed clinical laboratory scientist.
  • May demonstrate initiative in making suggestions to improve efficiency and productivity and provide consistent feedback.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 - 3 years' laboratory experience or two years of college courses in biological sciences or chemistry preferred.

 

Work Experience:

  • 2 - 3 years' laboratory experience or two years of college courses in biological sciences or chemistry preferred.

 

Special Requirements:

  • Lifts light to moderately heavy objects. The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects. Objects in the weight range of 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects in the weight range of 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally and objects in the weight range of 26 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted and carried. Objects exceeding 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance.
  • Computer skills: word processing skills using Windows based software (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Other automation skills helpful
  • Typing skills desirable, Key Word Search
 

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Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 46,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.

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