Clinical Development - Cambridge

Laboratory Assistant

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type: Full-time

Overview of the role:

The Laboratory Assistant (Lab Assistant) is self-motivated and responsible for assisting the Technical Supervisor with clerical laboratory duties.  They diligently strive to continually maintain a clean, professional, and safe working environment.  Duties include specimen receiving and accessioning, storage of clinical specimens, assisting with lab cleaning/maintenance, equipment/temperature support, monitoring, lab supply inventory/receiving, clerical administrative responsibilities.  The Lab Assistant will also monitor gauges and charts and assist with weekly/monthly/annual maintenance to ensure equipment is performing within specification and will also help with maintaining accurate records, labeling, and materials ordering.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Receives, accessions, and maintains location tracking for clinical specimens including whole blood tubes, bone marrow tubes, isolated nucleic acid (RNA and DNA), tissue blocks and slides
  • Performs critical specimen management using the laboratory database system(s) in accordance with all MolecularMD policies and procedures
  • Stores clinical specimens including whole blood tubes, bone marrow tubes, isolated nucleic acid (RNA and DNA), blocks and slides
  • Decontaminates laboratory equipment.  May conduct routine quality control checks on equipment (e.g. record temperatures).  Report unusual findings to supervisor or lead designee.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the laboratory
  • Orders, sorts, organizes, and stores lab supplies
  • Authors incoming inventory specifications


  • Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient use of computers/scanners/copiers/printers, including Word and Excel applications
  • Basic troubleshooting skills; once trained, individual should be able to work independently and organize work to meet deadlines
  • Possess a high regard for quality, and attention to detail
  • Commitment to compliance with all MolecularMD safety, training and regulatory work practices, infection control, OSHA Blood borne Pathogen guidelines, and procedures as defined in the Quality Management System, the Chemical Hygiene Plan, confidentiality and HIPPA agreements, and all applicable state and federal regulations and requirements
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor

Work Experience, Education, and Computer Skills:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum of 3 months experience in related field or field which requires extreme attention to detail and organization is required
  • Basic computer job skills including logging onto a system, ability to communicate by email, ability to compose documents, enter database information, download forms, and preserve/backup important data
  • Proficient in Word and Excel

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to be considered for a future job opening, please email your resume to:

MolecularMD is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MolecularMD to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, gender (sex), age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.