Lab Assistant Job Description


A healthcare system cannot function without hiring a lab assistant. Both patients and doctors depend on lab test results to safely diagnose the disease and make a necessary treatment decision. The medical lab assistant is responsible for collecting blood, tissue, and urine sample from the patient and performing routine tests, set up, clean, sterilize the lab, and its equipment. The job duties of a lab assistant include checking samples to make sure they are in proper container, conducting routine test and sample analyses, matching patient information, entering data to the system, collecting, labeling, and delivering specimen, operating and maintain lab equipment’s and performing routine lab equipment maintenance.

Lab Assistant Job Titles:

  • Lab Assistant (Part-Time)
  • Lab Assistant
  • Lab Technician
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Research Assistant

Lab Assistant Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who can assist with daily activities in the lab. The basic purpose is to perform various routine laboratory functions in a precise and accurate fashion to assist laboratory professional staff and facilitate production. The job responsibilities include sorting and receiving specimens into the department, cleaning and storing lab equipment and supplies after completion of lab exercise as required, practicing safety, environmental and infection control method, performing lab task, printing extra labels, preparing specimen in a workstation for testing, performing other duties as assigned, performing job-related duties as assigned, maintaining and tidy up the lab after work, organizing R&D raw materials and product sample in the storage, and documenting the result of tests and analysis. The candidate needs to perform all basic operations of the lab and contribute to the development of new methods of preparation and control.

Lab Assistant Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Preparing samples for testing using various lab equipment
  • Maintain lab records
  • Complying correct policies and procedures
  • Conducting lab test and analyzing the result, and documenting the data
  • Staying informed about the latest industry trend, and best practices
  • Documentation about all activities and reporting back to the management
  • Cleaning and sterilizing the equipment and working area
  • Collecting information and performing research needed for studies
  • Classifying and labeling samples
  • Performing basic administrative task like filling forms and answering to calls
  • Performing DNA production-related work according to Sop
  • Order and stock general lab supplies
  • Assist scientist for a certain experiment
  • Place orders and track packing slip using the software
  • Manage chemical inventory and stock
  • Housekeeping for lab space including the common area, freezer, and cold room

Lab Assistant Skills and Qualification:

  • Degree in medical technology or biology
  • Must possess a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar field
  • Good understanding of lab information system and automated lab equipment
  • A critical thinker and outstanding analytical abilities
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Able to respect the confidentiality of patient information
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Experience working with lab equipment
  • Knowledge of computer and analysis program
  • Good teamwork skill and ability to keep records
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Manage DNA inventory and enter data into database

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