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Lab Assistant

Rochester, Minnesota

Job ID: 10225 Category: Professional

Job Description

  • The laboratory assistant is responsible for biological (e.g. blood, urine) specimen receipt, identification verification, processing and storage.
  • The laboratory assistant is also responsible for performing a variety of clerical, processing, and other laboratory duties that include maintaining supply inventory, filing, stocking, receiving shipments, and cleaning.
  • The laboratory assistant works with various computer information systems on a daily basis.      


Specific Job Details:

  • Receiving mailed in packages and organizing pathology slides and tissue blocks per test requested.
  • This position is available through December 28th; working Tuesday through Saturday with the shift of 6am to 2:30pm.



  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • Knowledge of laboratory functions, medical terminology, a background in science
  • 1-2 years medical experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of computers and keyboarding, telephone operations and other office equipment desired.
  • Ability to accurately read specimen labels and work with numbers to prevent mislabeling.
  • Must be organized, able to prioritize and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must possess good human relations skills and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must be able to accommodate scheduling adjustments, off-shifts, holiday, and weekend work assignments.
  • Requires the ability to be attentive to details and to adhere to strict safety requirements for handling infectious agents.
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