How to write a Lab Assistant job description
Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.
Lab Assistant job title
A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.
Examples of Lab Assistant job titles
Lab Assistant job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Lab Assistant job summary
Our busy medical testing laboratory is currently seeking an experienced Lab Assistant. The successful candidate will perform various tasks to support the laboratory technical staff, including blood specimen collection, specimen procurement, specimen processing, lab testing, sendouts and the maintenance of quality assurance records. The individual will work collaboratively with all patients in accordance with department. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
Lab Assistant responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
Examples of Lab Assistant responsibilities
Receive and process samples to identify suitability
Prepare samples for testing using various types of laboratory equipment
Perform laboratory testing, including pH and bacterial culturing
Prepare and maintain accurate laboratory records
Label specimens accurately and distribute them to the appropriate department
Perform quality control as directed by the Laboratory Manager
Clean and maintain work area and all lab equipment and supplies
Lab Assistant qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
Examples of Lab Assistant skills
High school diploma/GED required
Ability to organize and prioritize work for timely completion
Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Able to easily understand complex instructions
Able and willing to maintain strict level of confidentiality regarding laboratory results and records
Excellent computer skills
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