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Lab Assistant

Rochester, MN 55901

Category: Professional Job Number: 16003


Voca has an immediate opening available for a Lab Assistant in Rochester, MN!  If you are interested, please forward your resume to Jon at and call him at 507-288-5260.  Thanks! 

Position Details 

Job Description:

  • Is responsible to and receives direction from the laboratory management team.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff, external clients, students and visitors.
  • 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.

Job Specific Details

  • Schedule: Four 10 hours shift - Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, 5am-3:30pm.
  • Responsible for sorting, tracking and delivering samples. This department sees about 55,000 samples per day. Very large automation system but about 10,000-12,000 need to be done manually (reading labels, determining lab location, and bundling/scanning bar codes and delivering).
  • Driver's license is required as there may be times this person is required to drive to pick up samples.

Candidate Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Knowledge of laboratory functions, medical terminology, a background in science and 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.
  • Requires the ability to be attentive to details and to adhere to strict safety requirements for handling chemicals, reagents and infectious agents.
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