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Aerotek Laboratory Assistant - Entry Level Biology Grads in San Juan Capistrano, California

Fresh Graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree NEEDED for an entry-level Laboratory Technician Opportunity in Orange County!

Description:

PURPOSE:

Performs basic laboratory functions such as pipetting, dispensing, running standard instruments, cell cultures, immunoassays, and data processing. Duties include assisting in the performance of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting, assisting in the preparation and storage of reagents and culture media, assisting with the performance of quality control, performance of specimen (saliva) labeling, handling, preservation, processing or preparation, and specimen storage. The individual will be under the direction of the Clinical Trials Supervisor/Manager. Supports applicable regulations including ISO, Local, State, and/or Federal requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

PRE-ANALYTICAL:

  • Accurately performs specimen labeling, handling, preservation, processing or preparation, and specimen storing.

  • Verifies patient sample and label with the generated worklist.

  • Follows established protocols for the procurement and the storage of clinical laboratory samples.

  • Brings to the attention of the Lead Technician or Supervisor problems regarding the resolution and documentation of clinical samples that do not meet the specimen acceptance criteria for testing.

ANALYTICAL:

  • Pipets and aliquots sera and reagents.

  • Responsible for the performance of preventive maintenance and housekeeping duties.

  • Responsible for the operation of automated instruments.

  • Responsible for the performance of quality control procedures.

  • Accurately and legibly transcribes quality control and data that has been previously recorded either automatically by a testing instrument or manually by assay operator.

  • Learn new procedures/assignments in a reasonable timeframe.

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.

  • Completes assigned tasks within assigned timeframe.

  • Follows work priorities as defined by the Department Supervisor, or Lead Technician.

  • Follows written and verbal instructions.

POST ANALYTICAL:

  • Collects and enters data in databases such as Excel or Access.

  • Responsible for performing assigned tasks in accordance with applicable safety regulations and instructions, as well as correcting unsafe work habits and practices and/or bringing to the attention of the Safety Team or a supervisor any practice or condition that may be detrimental to the safety and health of the employees. You also have a responsibility to cooperate in all safety or health-related programs and assist in solving safety and health problems. Violations of safety directives and procedures will be handled in accordance with the established Company disciplinary process.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma and 2-4 years of previous laboratory experience, or

Associate of Art degree and 1-2 years of previous laboratory experience, or

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts or Associate in Science and 0 year of previous laboratory experience.

Receives general instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.

Skills:

Lab Technician, biology, assay, pipetting

Top Skills Details:

biology

pipetting

aliquots and reagents

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree is a bio-related field (biology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biological sciences, etc.).

Best vs. Average: Best candidates will have experience with sterile technique and cell culture. Best candidates will have worked in academic research labs while pursuing their degree and have experience with pipetting, preparing reagents, and aloquoting. Ideal candidates will have an outgoing personality, take initiative, and are excited about the work the company is doing.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

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About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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