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Eurofins Viracor, LLC Laboratory Assistant - 743999977220573-7597 in Lenexa, Kansas

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Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Laboratory Assistant is primarily responsible for performing duties related to accessioning, specimen management, problem resolution, and data entry and specimen storage with a high degree of proficiency.

Essential Job Duties:

Level I - Minimum

  • Receive incoming shipments and document appropriately
  • Examine samples for accuracy and other requirements (sample type, volume, etc.)
  • Contact client to resolve sample and/or testing related issues or discrepancies
  • Complete correction requests as needed
  • Operation of the front end processing automation equipment as assigned by management
  • Perform data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Label samples and deliver them to proper area(s)
  • Retrieve and re-file samples for testing
  • Properly store specimens for short term and long term storage
  • Prepare specimens to be shipped and adhere to all applicable shipping requirements
  • Aid laboratory personnel in cleaning duties
  • Maintain quality control and quality assurance records as required
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies
  • Adhere to policies and protocols in the lab
  • Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Level II - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:

  • Manage issues and projects; resolve escalated issues as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate superior understanding of Laboratory operations

Level III - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I and II plus the following:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills through the supervision, coaching and mentoring of others as required
  • Ensure department adheres to policies and procedures

Qualifications

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Level I - Minimum

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 2+ years of clinical laboratory experience preferred
  • Must be comfortable with raw specimen handling
  • Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance in tructions,and company policies
  • Position may require evening and weekend hours
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs, with database skills and 1+ year data entryexperience preferred

Level II - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I plus the following:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Advanced problem solving skills

Level III - Fully meets the qualifications of Level I and II plus the following:

Ability to manage direct other Associates as required

Ability to manage daily workload as required

Ability to assist Management in providing overall direction of workflow for Lab Assistants and Support Services as needed

Ability to ensure applicable SOPs are being utilized and followed appropriately

Help with weekly scheduling of staff

Serve as the primary trainer for new Lab Assistants or re-training of existing Lab Assistants

Ability to accurately answer questions when Supervisor is unavailable

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