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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Medical-Health Care
Lab Assistant
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Octapharma Plasma, Inc. | Charlotte, North Carolina
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Job Description

Lab Assistant – Medical


We are seeking a Lab Assistant to assist in opening our new, state of the art laboratory. This lab is slated to test over 4 million samples annually. Reporting into the Supervisor of Lab Operations, this position will perform sample management tasks including receipt and accessioning of whole blood and plasma samples; pooling plasma case and shipment samples; as well as provide QA support to laboratory operations. 

Additional responsibilities of the Lab Assistant role include:

·         Receive and unpack, whole blood, plasma and serum samples and paperwork; resolve discrepancies

·         Evaluate specimens for acceptability and processes rejection notices

·         Identify and handle samples requiring laboratory testing

·         Input data into Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) as required.

·         Perform specimen processing as required (i.e. centrifugation, aliquoting and volume measure of specimens)

·         Provide support to OPI Laboratory Operations and Quality Assurance teams by:

o   Assist with development and implementation of corrective and preventive actions Assisting with test reagent, supply, consumables and raw material inventory receipt, storage and release

o   Assisting with compiling data for trending key performance indicators 

·         Assist in preparation of samples for shipment to outside laboratories

·         Assist with prep for reagents

·         Organize, maintain and manage sample inventory in freezers and refrigerators

Lab Assistant – Medical


Qualified candidates of this role must offer a High School Diploma and at least 6 months experience in a laboratory setting. You must offer strong organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills.

Other requirements of the role include:

·         1+ years experience in a lab environment is preferred.

·         Must demonstrate skills in basic math, reading and writing.

·         Must be able to read and interpret SOPs, labels, and safety signs.

·         Proficient with computer software in an office and/or laboratory environment.

·         Hours of operations: Mon-Fri, 9-5:30, with rotating Saturdays.


Lab Assistant – Medical


At Octapharma Plasma we believe in our employees who have the passion and ability to make a difference to the quality of life of their communities. The individual growth and success of each and every employee at Octapharma Plasma is an integral part of our continued growth and success. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

Other benefits of the role include:

·         Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

·         Life Insurance

·         401(k) contribution and matching program

·         Flexible Spending Accounts

·         Tuition Reimbursement

·         Team-oriented environment

·         Recognition programs


Lab Assistant – Medical

About Octapharma Plasma, Inc.

We believe the growth and success of each of our employees is an important part of the continued growth and success of our company. We create a workplace known for teamwork and recognition based on the following values: Customer Focus Leadership Integrity Team Spirit Self Respect Respect for Others Life Balance Safety