Exact Sciences Corporation

Laboratory Assistant I, Part-Time, Temporary

Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
Req No.
Clinical Lab Operations
Agency Contractor

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Laboratory Assistant I is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Phoenix (PHX) laboratories. The Laboratory Assistant I shall demonstrate the skills and competency to work in a high throughput production environment, and possess the ability to assist laboratory personnel in patient sample processing and all other support functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the general upkeep of the laboratory; including, but not limited to, maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies, and equipment and clean glassware, racks, and other laboratory supplies.
  • Perform laboratory decontamination using the appropriate materials.
  • Store and discard items; including, but not limited to, samples and plates appropriately according to the laboratory protocols.
  • Perform basis preventative maintenance on equipment according to the manufacture specifications.
  • Re-stock laboratory and distribute supplies to work areas.
  • Assist with special projects, as needed.
  • Apply effective oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work within a team and independently.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to act with an inclusion mindset and model these behaviors for the organization.
  • Ability to work designated schedule.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 10% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to use general office equipment, computers, and software applications.
  • Ability to use a computer, concentrate, and read and/or analyze data.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work seated for approximately 20% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 80% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability to use various chemicals to perform duties.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and instruments with moving parts, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.
  • Ability to use various types of laboratory equipment; including centrifuges, vortexes, refrigerators, freezers, water baths, and heat blocks.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Proficient computer skills to include internet navigation and email usage.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of pertinent laboratory experience.

We are 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 are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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