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

Health & Dental

RDI is searching for a talented individual contributor who will drive improvements across all aspects of clinical trialsThe 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.

Who we are

Founded in 2008, Research & Development Institute (RDI) is a leader in the clinical research industry, with over 110 clinical trials completed. The company boasts a national network of physicians & labs and supplies the largest In Vitro Diagnostic companies with the research data they need to improve healthcare worldwide. RDI is a trial management organization connecting IVD manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies with a network of doctors participating in advancing medical research.   We provide sample procurement, conduct testing, and simplify the clinical trial process for our clients while recruiting, educating, and training independent physicians to participate in vitro diagnostic studies, unlocking access to valuable patient samples.

We recently raised growth capital and are building our business processes and expanding nationwide. More information is available at

What you'll do

  • Receive and process samples, identify suitability for use, store and prepare shipments
  • Pick-up or arrange for a 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


What you'll bring

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

RDI is an equal opportunity employer

RDI, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. 


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