Research & Development Institute, Inc.
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 15-19
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health & Dental

Lab Assistant

About this Position

The role of the Lab Assistant is to support the clinical laboratory and responsible for the kit creation, processing and tracking of samples in support of our research studies.

Essential Functions

  • Receive and process samples, identify suitability for use, store and prepare shipments
  • Pick-up or arrange for courier to ensure samples arrive in a timely manner
  • Prepare specimen aliquots as per protocol definition including serum, plasma, urine, feces, and other biofluids depending on study protocol
  • Receive, verify, log and track specimens upon arrival
  • Label specimen aliquots accurately and distribute them via courier to the appropriate client
  • Prepare and maintain accurate laboratory records
  • Assist in maintaining specimen logs, submission records, specimen storage logs and calculations
  • Manage various projects such as storage SOPs
  • General laboratory & research support
  • Assist project managers in preparing sites for collection including kit assembly, shipping, and study binder preparation
  • Prepare samples for testing using various types of laboratory equipment (e.g. pipettes, scales, etc.)
  • Clean and maintain work area and all lab equipment and supplies
  • Perform quality control as directed by the Laboratory Manager


High School Degree/GED

Experience & Minimum Qualification

  • Strong sense of customer service.
  • Experience entering medical/patient information quickly and accurately.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to change with processes, contacts and clinics.
  • Must be willing to participate in ongoing training and have a desire to continue to improve job performance and knowledge on a daily basis.
  • Clinic Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be accountable for submitting accurate and complete information.
  • Must be reliable, punctual, and accountable.
  • An entry level background in the medical laboratory field.
  • Can communicate effectively with clients and peers.
  • Work well under minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of computer programs.
  • Ability to search the internet for applicable information.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Google Office Suite (Google Docs and Sheets)
  • Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to keep patient confidentiality as required by HIPPA.

Physical Requirements & Working Environment/Travel

  • Work in office on computer for long hours
  • Some local travel to doctor offices in Los Angeles

About Research & Development Institute

A team of scientists dedicated to advancing medical research

 Founded in 2008 by a research scientist, RDI Trials is a full-service research organization that provides expert support for R&D, clinical affairs, and post-marketing services to accelerate your innovation cycle. Learn more at our website, 


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