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Job: Lab Operations Assistant I, Foundation Medicine, Inc., Morrisville, NC

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Job title:
Lab Operations Assistant I
Job location:
Morrisville, NC  27560 United States
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Job Description

Foundation Medicine

Job Location: Morrisville, NC
Req Number: 10611
Department : Lab Operations - RTP

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Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea-to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.


The Laboratory Operations Assistant I is a core member of the Lab Operations team. This position supports laboratory technologists who perform patient sample testing and may include equipment maintenance and reagent preparation in addition to other tasks in a highly complex clinical diagnostic laboratory. Laboratory Operations Assistants are assigned to one of three shifts and may be assigned to work any day that the lab is operational.

Key Responsibilities:
• Stock inventory in the lab including preparing reagents, labware, and equipment for routine lab usage on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
• Triage sample cancel requests and other inquiries to the appropriate lab team member for response.
• Follow instructions defined in Standard Operating Procedures and collaborate closely with the Quality Assurance Team.
• Assist with de-bulking in accessioning and Pathology Review.
• Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task effectively.
• Demonstrate commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
• Ability to work in a lab environment using chemicals and reagents.
• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
• High School diploma or equivalent (General Education Degree).
• 2+ years of work experience in a job in the logistics, science, technology field or another regulated industry.
• Computer proficiency, including data entry skills (such as Microsoft Office Suite).

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree, particularly a Bachelor of Science degree in biological or life sciences.
• Experience in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments/ College of American Pathologists certified laboratory.
• Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
• Ability to communicate effectively and follow written and verbal instructions, particularly with scientific or technical information.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently.
• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of privacy of patient data.

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI's EEO Statement( and EEO is the Law( and Supplement( . If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form( . (EOE/AAP Employer)

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