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Laboratory Assistant

Rochester, MN 55905

Category: Professional Job Number: 16049


Voca has an immediate opening available for a Laboratory Assistant in Rochester, MN! If interested please email Ashley at

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Job Description:

Specific Details:a. Accessioning Specimens b. Entering remedies - Correcting errors c. Answering phone calls d. Printing slide labels e. Cover-slipping biopsies f. Case assembly g. Delivering cases upstairs h. Picking up/delivering specimen/items/slides to Guggenheim 8 i. Cleaning duties at end of the week

  • Organizational Relationships: Is responsible to and receives direction from the laboratory management team. Works cooperatively with all Mayo Clinic staff, external clients, students and visitors. Position Overview (Major Functions and Non-Essential Functions): 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. 


  • Minimum Education and/or Experience Required (Minimum Job Requirements, Education Requirements, Experience): A high school diploma or equivalent is required 

    Additional Experience and/or Qualifications (Has Achieved Competency in the Following Areas, Job Knowledge and Additional Considerations): 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. 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 chemicals, reagents and infectious agents. Bachelor's degree preferred.

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