Organizes work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly.
Maintains quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced trouble shooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures; monitoring quality control measures and protocols.
Serves as technical resource by participating in staff training; answering questions of other professionals; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Identifies and communicates abnormal patient conditions by alerting supervisory personnel, the pathologist, the patient physician, or nurse; reporting mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials.
Perform all work according to written standard operating procedures and document all work performed.
Draft/update SOP's as new processes are added and existing processes change
Promote safety in the laboratory:
Be alert for potentially unsafe behavior, practices, set-ups, and situations, and correct them; or bring them to the attention of the laboratory supervisor if you are unsure of the proper procedures to be used.
Enforce proper use of safety goggles, proper handling of chemical spills, proper handling of broken glassware, proper collection of chemical waste for disposal, and proper disposal of non-hazardous laboratory waste.
Maintain the laboratory in general:
clean-up spills by proper methods (if you are unsure of the proper procedures, see your laboratory supervisor).
clean the hoods, the areas around balances, and the areas around instruments used during the laboratory period.
return and secure all caps and tops to reagent bottles.
refill reagent bottles as needed (make sure there are enough reagents for the next lab section - see the notes in the laboratory assistant's instructions for the experiment).
maintain appropriate supply levels for required duties and bring to supervisor attention items needed (Kits, tubes, alcohol, lab coats, gloves, etc.)
make sure all reagents are returned to where they were at the beginning of the laboratory period (on benches, counters, or hoods, depending on the experiment).
wash and put away glassware, as needed
maintain cleanliness of personal station(s) at all times
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee and is subject to change at any time without notice.
Education and/or Work Experience:
4 Year Degree in a life science field (Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry) – Required
2 Years in Laboratory environment with knowledge of RT-PCR and ELISA techniques- Required
ASCP or AAB Certification - Required
Additional Salary Information: 401k, health insurance benefits, healthy living benefits
Internal Number: ABS9875
About Ascenda BioSciences
Ascenda BioSciences provides state of the art molecular testing services with focus on GI and related conditions.