BioPharma Laboratory Assistant - Full Time / Days

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Company Description

With over 30 years of specialized expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients, Viracor Eurofins is committed to helping medical professionals, transplant teams and reference labs get results faster, when it matters most. Viracor is passionate about delivering value to our clients by providing timely, actionable information - never losing sight of the connection between the testing we perform and the patients you serve.

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Laboratory Assistant within the Pre-Accessioning Team is primarily responsible for performing duties related to accessioning, specimen management, problem resolution, and data entry and specimen storage with a high degree of proficiency.

There are three (3) full time positions, working the following schedules with overtime as needed:

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00AM-4:30PM
  • Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30AM-5:00PM
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:30PM

  • Please note we are moving to a new facility in February 2022and this position will be relocated to Lenexa, KS.

    Essential Job Duties:

    Level I
    • Receive incoming shipments and document appropriately
    • Examine samples for accuracy and other requirements (sample type, volume, etc.)
    • Contact client to resolve sample and/or testing related issues or discrepancies
    • Complete correction requests as needed
    • Operation of the front end processing automation equipment as assigned by management
    • Perform data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    • Label samples and deliver them to proper area(s)
    • Retrieve and re-file samples for testing
    • Properly store specimens for short term and long term storage
    • Prepare specimens to be shipped and adhere to all applicable shipping requirements
    • Aid laboratory personnel in cleaning duties
    • Maintain quality control and quality assurance records as required
    • Adhere to all quality and safety standards, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies
    • Adhere to policies and protocols in the lab
    • Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently
    • Other duties as assigned by management


    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Level I - Minimum
    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • 2 years of clinical laboratory experience preferred
    • Must be comfortable with raw specimen handling
    • Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies
    • Position may require evening and weekend hours
    • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs, with database skills and 1 year data entry experience preferred

    Additional Information

    What we offer:

    As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

    Physical Requirements:
    • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
    • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
    • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
    • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
    The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    To learn more about Viracor Eurofins, please visit the following websites

    Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Viracor Eurofins is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace environment and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), disability, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state, or local law. The Company's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer all employment-related matters on the basis of an individual's qualifications, abilities and efforts without regard to protected status.

    Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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