Lab Assistant in Burlington, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 1/2/2020

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Job Number: 35794

Lab Assistant

Job Description:

Our partner, a national provider of diagnostic testing, has an immediate need for a Specimen Processing Specialist at their Burlington, NC facility. This position will require preparing laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. This position will be a contract position with potential of long-term advancement. There are 1st and 2nd shift opportunities and the starting pay rate is $11-13/hr based on experience


  • Scan samples into an inventory system for storage, discard old samples, move and place samples racks into storage in coolers and freezers

  • Handle a high volume of specimen each day (blood, urine, saliva etc)

  • Prepare all specimen received for testing in designated laboratory departments or locations such as staging of specimen, centrifuge, separate serum, and blood smears

  • May perform data entry of test requisition information

  • Aliquot and separate samples for departments

  • Prepare excess specimen samples for storage and resolves and document problem specimen

  • Answer telephones, maintain logs/records

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Desired Background/Skills:

  • Experience in a manufacturing or lab setting is preferred but not required


  • Experience performing repetitive tasks in a fast-paced work environment

  • Experience utilizing computerized databases

  • Familiarity with lab equipment is preferred

  • Effective written and verbal communication

  • Ability to research information

  • Staying active and attentive to details

  • Ability to multitask

  • Work unsupervised and work well with others

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

  • Proper identification of known hazardous material in the workplace

  • Must comply with applicable safety procedures

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