Lab Assistant in Seattle, WA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Laboratory Assistant

Seattle, WA

Hours: 2 Options:

  1. Wed – Sun, 11:00a - 7:30p
  2.  Sat – Wed, 11:00a - 7:30p

Pay: $16.50/hr

Duration - 2-3 month Contract Role

Job Duties:

  • Collecting samples from storage and delivering them to the designated section of the lab to be tested
  • Performs all paperwork, technical, and non-technical procedures required to process and submit specimens.
  • Assigns specific computer generated identification numbers, checks for accuracy, and records all items processed.
  • Forwards accessioned specimens to designated laboratory location(s); and locating and correcting any discrepancies.
  • Learns and keeps familiar with lab procedures and location of stored specimens.
  • Locates specimens and pulls from various departments as requested.

Skill Requirements

  • Administrative: Answer telephones, maintain logs/records, organizational skills, proficiency with numbers, research information, use computerized databases, written and verbal communications.
  • Machine: Personal computer.
  • Physical Demands: Speech clarity, utilization of fingers and hands, standing-remaining on one’s feet in an upright position, sitting-remaining in the normal seated position, handling-seizing, holding, grasping.  Moderate physical effort (up to 30 pounds); must comply with applicable safety procedures. Additional job duty (as assigned):  (Hazardous Chemical Waste Management) Proper identification of known hazardous material in the work place.  The knowledge of personal protection measures.  The avoidance of accidents.  The knowledge of hazardous waste characteristics, hazardous waste volume generation limits, accumulation limits, spill control measures, record keeping, proper handling and container management, labeling, container and storage inspection.
  • Working Conditions: Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens; regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases; must comply with applicable safety procedures.
  • Vision Requirements: Far acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more; near acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less; depth perception-ability to judge distance and space relationships; color vision-ability to distinguish and identify different colors.


  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • No experience needed, preferred to have 1-2 years.

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.