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Lead Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Operations

Job ID 302039 Date posted 05/26/2023
  • Rochester, MN
  • Full Time
  • Mayo Collaborative Services
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As Laboratory Assistant Lead you will be an integral member of the team, responsible for assisting and working cooperatively with the management team in managing the duties and activities of Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL) Operations. You will facilitate the workflow by performing a variety of clerical and processing activities that include inventory, filing, stocking and rotating inventory. You will be involved in training, mentoring, and continuing education of staff and you will be required to maintain confidentiality of employee concerns and issues. Additional responsibilities are listed below:

  • Actively partner with team members by fostering an inclusive work environment and respecting others with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. 
  • Performing pre-analytic specimen processing
  • Ensuring correct patient identification on specimens and documentation and resolution of pre-analytic specimen-related issues
  • Performing complex reagent preparation, managing work unit supply inventory and operating automated systems
  • is position is located at the Superior Drive Support Center where immediate parking is available.

      This position is located at the Superior Drive Support Center where immediate parking is available.

      *WORK UNIT ONLY – You must be employed in a Specimen Operations work unit to be qualified for this position:

      • 55216 MCL Operations 1
      • 55105 MCL Operations 2
      • 55232 MCL Operations 3
      • 55048 MCL Operations 4
      • 55933 MCL Operations 5
      • 55711 MCL Operations 6
      • 57225 MCL Operations-Pathology

            *Individuals hired to this position are required to complete 2 years in this position before becoming eligible to transfer to other positions within Mayo Clinic.

            **This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.


            To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

            • Associate degree or
            • High School

              Additional Qualifications

              • You must include a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.
              • Internal applicants must attach their three most recent performance appraisals to be considered for this position.
              • Associate degree in a health or science field preferred.
              • Previous experience with computers and keyboarding, telephone operations and other office equipment
              • Conscientious
              • Ability to shift gears to prioritize in a busy environment
              • Ability to build relationships while bring candid, vocal, and honest when communicating (written and oral)
              • Self-motivated and ambitious
              • Flexible
              • Ability to be attentive to and adhere to strict safety requirements for handling chemicals, reagents and infectious agents.

                  Exemption Status


                  Compensation Detail

                  Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The pay range for this position is $18.59 - $25.50.

                  Benefits Eligible



                  Full Time

                  Hours/Pay Period


                  Schedule Details

                  Friday - Monday, 5:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday - Monday, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Monday - Friday, 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm Tuesday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

                  Weekend Schedule

                  See schedule details.

                  International Assignment


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                  Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. Learn more about what each unique Mayo Clinic campus has to offer, and where your best fit is.

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                  As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


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