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Job Title: Lab Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Lab Assistant to join our team. The Lab Assistant will be responsible for assisting with laboratory experiments, maintaining laboratory equipment, and ensuring the laboratory is clean and organized. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Assist with laboratory experiments, including preparing samples, conducting tests, and recording data
  • Maintain laboratory equipment, including cleaning and calibrating instruments
  • Ensure the laboratory is clean and organized, including disposing of hazardous waste and maintaining inventory of supplies
  • Assist with data analysis and report preparation
  • Follow laboratory safety protocols and maintain a safe working environment


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and procedures

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work with hazardous materials

Work Environment:

  • Laboratory setting with exposure to hazardous materials
  • May require working evenings and weekends

Salary: Commensurate with experience


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Lab Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Lab Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Lab Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Lab Assistant job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Lab Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Lab Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 5 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Lab Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Lab Assistant role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Lab Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Lab Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 144% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Lab Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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