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Laboratory Operations Assistant

Company Overview

iSpecimen was recently named one of the top 20 innovators in the healthcare industry in the Technology Innovators Healthcare Issue! Learn more here:

Imagine if we could accelerate healthcare discovery leading to more effective treatment and cures. Here at iSpecimen, we are working to get researchers the specimens they need from the patients they want to do just that. Headquartered in Lexington, MA, iSpecimen is the marketplace for human biospecimen collections. The privately held company has developed the iSpecimen Marketplace, an online platform connecting healthcare organizations that have access to patients and specimens with the scientists who need them.


Position Overview:
iSpecimen is currently looking for a Laboratory Operations Assistant to join our team. This individual will be responsible for the intake, processing, and shipment of biospecimens as specified by the Lab Supervisor. This is an entry-level position- a great opportunity for someone looking to gain lab experience!

Please note: this position does not involve any lab testing!


Responsibilities of Laboratory Operations Assistant:

  • Maintain supplies and general organization of the lab
  • Perform routine lab maintenance including daily, weekly, monthly and as needed equipment maintenance.
  • Demonstrate commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
  • Process inbound shipments including verification of specimen integrity
  • Prepare outgoing shipments
  • Organize in-house inventory as directed by Lab Supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Skills and Experience of Laboratory Operations Assistant:

  • Well-organized
  • Ability to learn new tasks in appropriate timeframes
  • A team player mindset with the ability to work independently


Desired Skills and Experience of Laboratory Operations Assistant:

  • Self-starter who likes to get things done and has an appetite for continuous learning
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment, think creatively and come up with new, valuable approaches
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory safety protocols
  • Relevant laboratory and/or specimen-processing experience is a plus


Education or Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent



iSpecimen offers a generous suite of comprehensive benefits. These include but are not limited to: 10 paid holidays per year; unlimited paid time off (PTO) for vacation, sick, or personal use; medical/dental/vision insurance; health savings account; and a 401(K) retirement plan.

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