Microbiology Laboratory Assistant I

Oaklandon, IN
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023
Labcorp Drug Development is looking for a Microbiology Laboratory Assistant to join our team!

LabCorp Drug Development provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry. We strive to make a difference to people's everyday lives by bringing essential medicines to the market.

As a key member of Central Labs team, you will have the following responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Essential Job Duties:
  • Successfully performs the specific department duties as set forth in the task list and/or department training checklist.
  • Adheres to established Safety SOPs and Universal Precaution guidelines at all times. Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment. Minimizes biohazard waste. Cleans workstation and materials daily.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in applicable computer systems and software.
  • Properly handles specimens and resolves specimen issues independently in preparation for analysis and specimen storage. Contacts internal clients for clarification as needed.
  • Regulatory Compliance o Performs all procedures in accordance with the written department SOPs.
    • Generates an appropriate audit trail for all activities.
    • Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file, and is accountable for correcting any deficiencies found in his/her training file.
    • Individual is responsible for ensuring he/she is trained and training is documented prior to performing a task.
    • The individual successfully completes, as scheduled, competency assessment, and ensures competency testing documentation is provided to management for review/retention.
  • Provides support to testing personnel in preparation for sample analysis o Receive, open, and place in service all reagents according to SOPs.
    • Prepare and properly label reagents and document according to SOPs.
    • Prepares and properly labels quality control material accurately.
  • Perform clerical functions as needed including timely filing of department records, printing of worksheets and other records, and preparing data for archival.
  • May assist in training new employees and follows-up to ensure training is understood.
  • May perform maintenance on instruments and equipment according to manufacturer and SOP requirements, and documents according to SOP. Notifies laboratory management when an instrument or equipment does not meet specifications.
  • May perform pipette calibrations and document according to SOP.
  • Attends, as scheduled, department, mandatory, and other meetings and training as required by training matrices
  • Introduces and develops improvement ideas for the group with the assistance of others.
  • Provide laboratory management with a report of activities upon request.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Required:
  • No prior experience required; prefer lab experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills including attention to detail, accuracy, confidentiality, and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and communicate customer service needs.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Experience with office software applications (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc)


Minimum Required:
  • Associates Degree; experience may be substituted for education

Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, Labcorp strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.

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