Atlanta Center for Medical Research


JOB TITLE – Laboratory Technician

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES– Responsible for performing laboratory assessments (vital signs, ECGs, and lab draws) and the collection, processing and shipping of biological samples.

SUPERVISOR – Laboratory Supervisor

MANAGER – Laboratory Manager




  • Read, comprehend, and implement lab requirements listed in protocols and lab manuals
  • Perform blood collection, ECGs, vital signs, and urine drug screens on inpatient and outpatient subjects per the study protocol
  • Collect and dispose of biohazard lab waste
  • Stock designated areas and departments within the outpatient, laboratory, and inpatient areas
  • Set up, operate and calibrate laboratory equipment
  • Maintain patient rooms by cleaning and disinfecting according to industry codes/ standards
  • Complete all documentation (source documents, laboratory records, and inventory) correctly and in a timely manner
  • Communicate study inclusion/exclusion criteria (in regards to lab assessments) with coordinators
  • Maintain organization of immediate working area and stockrooms
  • Transmit ECGs by end of business each day and document on the ECG log
  • Assist with specimen transport for timely collection and processing
  • Follow lab processes and procedures and take instruction/guidance from senior team members
  • Collect shipping supplies from the receiving department becomes familiar with vendors associated with ACMR
  • Provide a safe/comfortable environment for the study participant
  • Adhere to safety standards for the facility, participant rooms, and unit areas


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES – This position requires the following minimal requirements:

  • Knowledge of current medical terminology to perform and communicate laboratory tests
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and understand information about instrumentation in laboratory field
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Experience drawing blood, performing vitals assessments, and ECGs
  • Ability to anticipate and react calmly to emergency situations
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with study participants, study staff and management;
  • Ability to follow written protocols, lab manuals, processes, and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and written

EDUCATION – High School/GED required, Associate’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will be a driven, independent medical assistant with the ability to understand the comprehensive nature of clinical trials. This person will have a strong attention to detail and will be able to effectively communicate with the entire clinical team. The ideal individual will be able to work in a fast-paced environment performing ECGs, vitals, and blood draws at specific timepoints and assist in processing and shipping samples per lab manual requirements. This person should be a team player, understanding the role each department plays in achieving the goal of a successful trial, and is willing to adhere to the guiding principles of ACMR.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Standard operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May be required to complete job-related tasks outside of that time frame.  Requires prolonged walking, standing, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires occasional lifting of boxes up to 50 pounds. Work is performed in a medical office environment and includes exposure to blood-borne pathogens and bio-hazardous materials. This role requires the ability to work with a broad range of personalities, situations and psychiatric disorders; therefore, candidates must possess the ability to resolve conflicts immediately and diffuse potentially escalating events before they occur.

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