Asst, Lab II in Hackensack, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    30 Prospect Avenue
    Hackensack, NJ
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Quest Diagnostics is hiring a Lab Assistant II in Hackensack, NJ. This role is a hospital-based position at HUMC. 

Asst, Lab II - Hackensack, NJ - Monday-Friday

Sign-On Bonus of $1,500 available

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required, which must include the primary doses and the booster dose if eligible – exemptions from vaccination requirement for medical and religious reasons will be considered if a conditional offer of employment is extended.

Performs various routine laboratory functions in a precise and accurate fashion to assist the laboratory professional staff and to facilitate production. 

  • Perform specimen receiving, labeling, handling and preparation. 
  • Assist with pre-analytical preparation of specimens (e.g., printing labels, uncap/cap specimen tubes, aliquot specimens, prepare racks, worklists, enter/scan specimens and load automated instruments). 
  • Record digital temperature; notify licensed personnel if temperature is out of range. 
  • Perform routine instrument maintenance on some equipment. 
  • Assist in preparation of chemicals, reagents and solutions. 
  • Clean, organize and maintain work area, glassware and laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers and supply cabinets, as needed). 
  • Assist with monitoring the department pending and overdue lists, which includes, searching, locating, following up and filing appropriate documentation. 
  • Perform other departmental tasks such as filing, archiving and retrieving slides/blocks, reports, requisitions/other paperwork and answering the telephone. 
  • Dispose of biohazardous material. 
  • Enter data in laboratory information systems (LIS). 
  • Perform QA/QC duties as assigned. 
  • Complete training and competency checklists as appropriate. 
  • Comply with all health and safety policies, procedures and practices. Required to use personal protective equipment. 
  • Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position. 


Required Work Experience:  

One (1) year full-time experience in a technical or clinical laboratory department. 

Preferred Work Experience:  


Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance. 
  • Ability to stand and work at the bench for long periods of time. 
  • Frequent walking and/or standing. 
  • May be required to use a wide variety of manual and automated pipettes and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity. 


  • Basic knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures. 


  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow a series of steps without confusion or errors on an on-going basis and retain the information once learned. 
  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients. 
  • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems. 

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)