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Kelly Services Laboratory Assistant in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lab Assistant

St Paul, MN

Length: 1 year

This could either be a full time role or a part time opportunity for current undergraduate students!

Schedule: M-F Standard Business Hours

Compensation: $14.50/hr

Summary: Supports and promotes department and organizational goals, mission and vision. Contributes to a culture that aligns with values of respect, integrity, synergy, excellence and service. Under general supervision, this position precisely and accurately prepares samples for storage and identifies and prepares specimens for various research studies. Ships specimens according to IATA shipping regulations. Operates a variety of computer systems. Monitors and maintains adequate laboratory supplies. Provides excellent customer service to both external and internal customers. Complies with all institutional safety and personnel policies, confidentiality, and good manufacturing practices.


  • Understands and delivers on customer needs.

  • Utilizes service recovery responses when appropriate.

  • Monitors and addresses customer complaints related to the quality systems

  • Prepares samples for storage and disposes of samples past their retention date.

  • Retrieves samples for additional testing if needed.

  • Retrieves samples for research as defined in the protocol and sends with the appropriate documentation.

  • Assists Physician Services with research related sample procurement and shipping.

  • Ships samples according to current IATA regulations.

  • Restocking lab consumables.

  • Centrifuge and sort samples.

  • File paperwork appropriately.

  • Recognizes and reports problems encountered during performance of job tasks including problems with shipments and sample unsuitability.

  • Complies with all established policies and procedures including reporting protocols, safety practices, and donor and patient confidentiality policies, personnel practices and promotes teamwork and communication both internally and externally.

  • Assures a clean and orderly work area including maintenance of reagents, supplies and stored samples.


  • HS Diploma or equivalent required. Coursework towards a BA/BS in Biology preferred.

  • 6 months of previous work experience, preferably in a related environment.

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