ProSciento, Inc.

Lab Assistant

Job Location US-CA-San Diego
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/24/2020 12:30 PM)


Summary: Participates in and assists in supporting the laboratory aspects of human clinical trials under the direction of the Laboratory Supervisor. Performs laboratory procedures while ensuring the integrity of the studies and the safety and well-being of human subjects. Performs duties in accordance with ProSciento’s values, policies, and procedures.


Please note: ProSciento is only considering local candidates at this time.


 Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include the following. Other duties may be assigned at the company’s sole discretion. 

  • Participates in day-to-day clinical and laboratory activities and procedures, ensuring efficient workflow, appropriate collection and management of research subjects’ laboratory samples, and adequate care and treatment of research subjects, maintaining quality control of specimen samples.
  • Serves as point of entry for all specimens coming to the laboratory. This entails processing all specimens, completing requisition forms, shipment of samples, and logging in samples on laboratory tracking logs according to procedures provided in study protocols and manuals.
  • Provides lab support including kit preparation, sample labeling, specimen preparation, sample inventory, appropriate storage and specimen shipping, and helps to resolve laboratory requisition or sample queries from reference labs.
  • Assists with receipt and inspection of protocol specific supplies and with ordering and stocking of general materials and equipment, and assists with inventory and stocking of laboratory, clinical, and office supplies and consumables.
  • Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining clean lab areas and equipment to maintain a safe environment in the laboratory, with full availability and flexibility to work mornings, evenings, and/or overnight shifts as needed.



To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Laboratory Assistant I Education and Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus three months health service industry experience, and/or training in a laboratory, research, or clinical environment. Bachelor’s degree in science or health related field strongly preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Able to perform basic clinical procedures correctly including vital signs, ECGs, phlebotomy and sample processing. Demonstrates initiative and problem-solving skills. Able to respect subject confidentiality and blinding procedures. Understands medical terminology and calculations. Demonstrates a strong attention to detail with superior organizational skills with ability to deal with large volumes of data and/or samples while maintaining efficiency and accuracy under tight deadlines. Under general supervision, exercises judgment in accordance with well-defined policies, procedures, and techniques. Able to self-monitor progress and complete assigned tasks independently.


Certificates and Licenses:

Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) certification and/or be willing to obtain certifications upon hire. Good Clinical Practices (GCP) training is required and will be provided by the company.


Language Skills:

Must be proficient in both verbal and written English. Able to communicate effectively with both employees and management. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, Work Instructions (WIs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), medical terminology and procedure manuals.


Reasoning Skills:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge and proficiency in the current MS Office Suite, as well as Windows operating systems.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision as well as depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


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