Randstad Laboratory Associate in Valencia, California

Laboratory Associate

job details:

  • location:Valencia, CA

  • salary:$12.80 - $15.06 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:24222

job description

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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

  • 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 biohazard 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.

Education & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or educational equivalent; or equivalent combination of education, training and 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

  • 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


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401K Plan with Company Match

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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