Lab Assistant 2 (alternate shift)

Raleigh-Durham, NC, United States
Jul 22, 2021
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

GRAIL is seeking a Lab Assistant for the LabOps - will assist in building and establishing GRAIL's Clinical Laboratory, performing specimen testing and supporting the daily operations of the Clinical Laboratory. The focus of the lab assistant will be on the receipt, triage, accession, and centrifugation of patient samples submitted to the CLIA laboratory for testing.

You Will:

• Responsible for unpacking samples from shipping containers and accessioning samples into LIMS including troubleshooting sample issue and LIMS errors.
• Be responsible for equipment maintenance according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures.
• Responsible for maintaining sufficient inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment in the laboratory for performance of duties.
• Check, monitor, and record temperature and perform root cause analysis of deviations and implement a resolution or initiate a service request as necessary.
• Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
• Perform annual review of standard operating procedures.
• Assist the Laboratory Technologists with preparation and aliquoting of reagents.
• Assist with training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing personnel.
• Manage organizing and maintaining laboratory, equipment, personnel, and training documents.
• Set-up the Hamilton and assist with Hamilton automated procedures.
• Ensure on-time calibration of laboratory equipment is scheduled and performed.
• Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer.
• Write and revise standard operating procedures, as needed.
• Identify process improvement opportunities and report to laboratory management.
• Provide guidance for new Lab Assistants, give constructive feedback, and provide peer review feedback for evaluations.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Your Background Should Include:

• Required AA or high school diploma with lab experience.
• At least 2 years of related experiences in a high complexity laboratory.
• Demonstrate a high level of competency when assisting in the analytical sample processing steps and in all other supporting functions.
• Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed.
• Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
• Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
• Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
• Ability to work as part of a team within a highly collaborative environment.
• Strong computer skills.
• Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly and honestly.
• Ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality.
• Ability to participate in projects and complete assignments as expected.
• Ability to analyze and solve basic issues.
• High volume laboratory experience preferred.
• Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of GRAIL's Clinical Laboratory.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

• SHIFT: 10 AM - 6:30 PM; Tuesday - Saturday

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .