Laboratory Assistant in Santa Clarita, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

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Job Description


Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Lab Assistant for a growing clinical trials company in the Santa Clarita area!

Responsibilities:

  • Process samples as required by each protocol.
  • Assist laboratory technologists with sorting, processing, storage and retrieval of medical specimens. 
  • Insure to maintain 95 % 24 TAT expected for Cobas and AU5400 platforms
  • Running Safety testing as well as coordinating CDX study for client company. With the volume on those both analyzers replacement of this position will also insure maintaining expected quality and adequate coverage. 
  • 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.

Requirements & 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.