Laboratory Assistant in Burlington, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 9/21/2020

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Job Number: 33867

Laboratory Assistant

Job Description:

Our client, a national provider of diagnostic testing, has immediate needs for Specimen Processing Specialists at their Burlington facility. In these roles, employees will have the opportunity to work in a lab setting as part of an international genomics project. These positions will work on an open-ended contract basis with the potential for full time hire. This is a multi-discipline position with 3 primary components: specimen accessioning, sample splitting/sorting and data entry. All positions will work in a laboratory setting and applicants must be comfortable working around human specimens (saliva, urine and/or blood). We are currently hiring for 1st and 3rd shift schedules. Pay rates will be dependent on shift assignments and will start at $11-11.50/hr.


  • Unpack specimens and organize containers for further processing

  • Will work in a fast paced environment handling a high volume of human specimens daily

  • Prepare all specimens received for testing in designated laboratory departments

  • Accurately perform data entry and verification of test requisition information

  • Prepare excess specimen samples for storage and resolve any document-problem specimens

Education Requirements:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent

Desired Background/Skills:


    • Experience working in a face-paced, hands-on work environment

    • Prior experience in Manufacturing, Biotechnology or Healthcare is preferred

    • Effective written and verbal communication skills

    • Strong attention to detail

    • Excellent computer skills including ability to accurately type and perform data entry

    • Ability to work unsupervised as well as working with other team members

    • Ability to lift up to 30lbs

    • Ability to work in a repetitive work environment including standing or remaining seated for prolonged periods

    • Ability to properly identify hazardous materials in the workplace and knowledge of personal protection measures. Must comply with applicable safety procedures

    Other Information:

    • Greene Resources is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.