• Sample Processing Technician (part time)

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Req No.
    Research & Development
    Regular Part-Time
  • Summary of Major Responsibilities

    The Sample Processing Technician is responsible for the accessioning, processing, labeling, and interim storage of whole blood samples received for Research and Development purposes. The Sample Processing Technician performs the functions of specimen processor under the guided direction of the Sample Coordinator and is expected to follow all laboratory policies and procedures and maintain accurate data reporting practices to ensure consistent and diligent execution of sample processing.


    This position is for 20-hour per week on average, working Tuesday through Friday with flexible hours.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reports to work on time, and follows attendance guidelines
    • Conducts all assigned job duties in a timely and productive manner
    • Performs all job duties according to laboratory policies and procedures
    • Follows proper specimen identification procedures in the execution of all job duties
    • Accessions and processes specimens with emphasis on accuracy, timeliness, completeness and compliances
    • Processes specimens according to established Work Instructions
    • Handles and disposes of all specimens following universal precautions and applicable safety policies
    • Prepares electronic records for all specimens
    • Provides written notifications of sample processing events to cross-functional stakeholders
    • Supports and complies with the company’s hazardous waste management program, including following safe, hazardous waste handling practices
    • Operates and maintains scientific instrumentation as required


    Mandatory Skills

    • Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions
    • Demonstrated basic understanding of laboratory terminology and equipment
    • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff through both verbal and written communications 

    Education and Experience

    • High School diploma or GED required
    • Previous experience in a laboratory setting is preferred
    • Working knowledge of basic software applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel); email – preferably Outlook

     Desired Characteristics

    • Disciplined and reliable; able to stay focused on a task and work independently; motivated to perform quality work; diligent about arriving to work on time and completing tasks that are assigned in a timely manner
    • Able to respond to new information quickly
    • Strong attention to detail and focus on quality output

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds
    • Ability to stand, walk, bend and reach on a regular basis
    • Ability to utilize lab equipment for up to 4 hours per day (includes pipetting, etc.)
    • Ability to use and wear safety protective gear/equipment (e.g. safety glasses, lab coat, gloves, etc.) and follow safety guidelines while in the lab, etc.
    • Ability to work at a laboratory bench or fume hood for extended periods of time
    • Ability to work with hazardous or flammable materials so as not to endanger oneself or others
    • Ability to work with blood and tissue
    • Ability to constantly move about to coordinate work and interact with co-workers


    Exact Sciences is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program is available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. 


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