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Specimen Processing Specialist in Burlington, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 8/22/2018

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Job Number: 31128

Specimen Processing Specialist

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, 2nd, and 3rd shift schedules. Pay rates will be dependent on shift assignments and will start at $11/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

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