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Laboratory Assistant

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Job ID: 151612
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day Shift- 8am-4:30pm with some flexibility

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


The Laboratory Assistants are responsible for transporting specimens throughout the facility, performing appropriately requested processing on all types of clinical laboratory specimens, including accessioning, specimen sorting, triaging, and aliquoting. General administrative work will be part of daily activities. Complete training will be provided however the ability to learn quickly is paramount to a Laboratory Assistant’s success. Strong organizational and critical thinking skills are required.

High School Diploma or GED required. Prior experience in hospital laboratory receiving area preferred. Experience in a high-volume clinical laboratory preferred. 

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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