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Laboratory Assistant - BioPharma

Novartis Oncology

Carlsbad, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

We’re currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team in the position of:

Laboratory Assistant, BioPharma Accessioning (Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:30pm

Position Summary:

Provide laboratory support to the Accessioning and Specimen Archiving departments. Primary responsibilities include checking patient specimens into the archival storage system, organization and maintenance of slide storage room, archive records maintenance, and fulfilling specimen returns and check-out requests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, and transportation and storage of specimens.

May be required to assist with and documents quality control activities.

Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.

May be required to prepare and store reagents. Fill tubes and bottles with specified solutions and apply identification labels.

Be Capable of identifying problems related to lab equipment or specimen processing and immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, or director.

Accurate transcription of handwritten and printed documentation.

Accurate data entry using computer keyboard and mouse of patient and sample information into the applicable laboratory information system (LIS)

File and retrieve microscope slides using the slide storage system.

Scan documentation into computer document management system.

Safely dispose of expired specimens including blood and bone marrow according to established process.

Responsible for proper documentation when completing QA logs, instrument PM records, and other required laboratory forms.

Maintain cleanliness of laboratory and restock with supplies

Prepare and label specimens to be placed in temperature-specific storage (for refrigeration, freezing, or cryopreservation)
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Education and Qualifications:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  Bachelor’s degree in technology science or health-related field from an accredited institution is a plus

Excellent communication skills necessary to deal effectively with co-workers and all levels of laboratory staff

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and over the telephone

A willingness to work in a fast paced, high volume environment

Able to perform basic math functions and accurate data entry

Demonstrated excellent organizational, time management, and multitasking skills

Impeccable attention to detail

Highly Motivated self-starter

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