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Laboratory Assistant - Microbiology  

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Category Laboratory (General)  

** Shift schedule is Monday- Friday (1:00 pm -9:30pm)**


The incumbent is responsible for providing basic assistance to the microbiology department. This position reports directly to the supervisor of the department in which they are working.

Job Duties

  1. Preparation of media, chemicals and reagents.

  2. Preparation, homogenization, weighing and simple pipetting of samples.

  3. Collect, wash and dry glassware and other containers used throughout the lab and return to the designated locations in the lab. Conduct residue test on glassware as needed.

  4. Ensure department is stocked with necessary supplies.

  5. Maintain the cleanliness of the lab and surrounding areas.

  6. Assist the maintenance and janitorial personnel with other cleaning requirements as requested.

  7. Update logbooks and maintenance records.

  8. Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.

  9. Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process. Perform necessary tasks related to quality control parameters for the function being performed.

  10. This position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed non-conforming system and notifies the supervisor.

  11. Adhere to all safety policies.

  12. Perform other related duties as needed.
Position Requirements
  • This position requires the ability to follow specific instructions.
  • A general understanding of the needs of the laboratory is required to avoid delays in sample testing or inaccurate results.
  • A diploma in chemistry, microbiology or food science is preferred but previous experience will be accepted.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are required to interact with peers and management.
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Laboratory Assistant - Microbiology  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Burnaby, B.C.  
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