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Lab Assistant in Farmingdale, NY at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Laboratory Assistant

Job Responsibilities

  • Recognize, exemplify and adhere to the companies values which center around our commitment to People, Clients and Performance.
  • As a member of staff, the employee is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.
  • Assists with retrieval and set up of samples for analysis. Receives samples from Sample Management and segregate and distribute to the lab as per standard operating procedure 
  • Monitor SL Scan/pending list and search for lost samples.  
  • Troubleshoot issues with Sample Management when required. Member of the Lost sample Team.
  • Builds and places specimens into loads (batches) for the technical staff. Covers all areas of the lab (where trained) as needed.
  • Coordinates the receiving and expediting of specimens and reagents from the Global Laboratories.  Monitors, receives and Outsources shipments and ensures that all samples are tracked and accounted for. 
  • Troubleshoot extra samples and notify shipping facility of any discrepancies.
  • Assists with the preparation of samples for testing in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Retrieve/return samples from long-term storage to laboratory for testing upon request and Collate and transfer samples for long term storage
  • Manages specimen storage rotation and disposal as well as the Relabeling, Uncapping, and  Recapping of samples
  • Handles Client Service queries regarding Add-On Testing and identifies the proper sample.
  • Assist with Inventory logs and counts.
  • Assists with department filing and archiving.

Experience Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Minimum of one year’s relevant laboratory experience.
  • EU/APAC- prior relevant experience
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Fluency in English both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with good organization skills and good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in conformance with standard operating procedure and conditions with a systematic approach to tasks committed to seeing things through to completion
  • To be able to prepare reagents accurately and consistently.
  • Action oriented demonstrating the ability to handle large work load demands and to trouble shoot issues timely when required.
  • Customer Focused –providing timely, confident, reliable and friendly service to all our internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate, legible records and recognize the need to handle these records and all other information in line with GCP/GLP/GDP.
  • Good communication skills that allow for confident interaction with all levels in the organization.
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity and ethical behavior with a responsible and mature approach to work duties.

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION email your updated resume to Eric Anderson at with 'Lab Assistant' in the subject title.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.