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Laboratory Assistant I

Alberta Precision Labs


Calgary, AB | Canada

Job description

Your Opportunity:

Does genetics excite you? Are you a strong team player committed to delivering quality patient care? Here's your chance to join the Genetics & Genomics (G&G) team! G&G provides complex genetic testing for a broad range of inherited conditions, serving an important role in the provision of genetic services for the province of Alberta. The Lab Assistant I position may rotate through any of the Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, or Molecular Genetics laboratories, as well as the Genetic Resource Centre (GRC) co-located at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. As a Laboratory Assistant I, you may plan and organize your work responsibilities and processes to perform standard and specialized procedures alongside other lab assistants. You will be responsible for pre-analytical specimen receiving and accessioning, distributing, processing, storage, packaging and shipment of specimens as required. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to inquiries; cleaning, monitoring and preventative maintenance of lab equipment and work areas; maintaining common supplies; updating inventories and data sheets; and participating in training, lab quality and safety requirements.


As a Medical Laboratory Assistant I, you will provide high quality service to clients of the clinical laboratory in an effective, efficient and safe manner. You will be responsible for a variety of laboratory functions including procurement, handling, processing, dispatching and testing of specimens, performing procedures and reporting results.

Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Assistant program or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Previous technical experience with processing samples. Minimum 1 year of accessioning experience. Excellent typing and database entry abilities (both speed and accuracy). Experience with Microsoft Office Suite of programs. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment. Superior organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize work and deliver accurate work under stressful conditions. Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with handling and packaging sample for external send-out. Post-secondary education in Molecular Biology would be an asset. Experience in a Molecular or Genetics lab would be an asset. Experience with Connect Care Beaker would be a bonus.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with APL.

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