Diagnostic Lab Associate

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Mercer Medicine (Health/Medical Services)

Position Title

Diagnostic Lab Associate


Mercer Medicine


School of Medicine

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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Hours Per Week



The Diagnostic Lab Associate's primary duties will involve receiving and processing samples into the LIMS system, a knowledge of lab procedures, and understanding the importance of health policies and safety regulations. This will include proper preparation of clinical samples for testing, sample storage, record keeping, maintaining equipment, safe work environment, cleaning and sterilizing equipment, working with biohazard waste, complying with frequently evolving procedures, providing technical support, monitoring supplies, performing end of day procedures, and being familiar with Windows, Excel, and Word. This Diagnostic Lab Associate also needs to be an effective technical communicator when interacting with the Lab Manager, Director, Specialist, Consultants, and other laboratory personnel. The incumbent is expected to work well as part of the Diagnostic Lab team and independently.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or closely related field from an accredited college/university and some relevant laboratory experience are required for performing diagnostic tests. In lieu of a degree, an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

Candidates must have: strong computer skills to enter data, maintain protocol manuals, conduct literature and internet searches; familiarity with and can organize data with LIMS, QuantStudio, Word, Power Point and Excel; ability to learn computer-based and web-based applications required for data collection and management, document preparation and formatting, and uploading of patient information.


1. Proficiency in aseptic pipetting techniques.
2. Knows how to use biological and chemical formulae in calculations and in practice to prepare experimental reagents. Can competently operate research specific as well as standard laboratory equipment.
3. Has the ability to repeatedly lift and carry up to 25 lbs. for periods of one or two hours with or without reasonable accommodation in order to transport cases of lab supplies on storage shelves, transfer waste, and to move distilled water/buffer containers.
4. Knows how to record information clearly and accurately in order to maintain laboratory notebooks.
5. Has organizational and managerial skills to maintain the general order, cleanliness, and safety of the laboratory.
6. Ability to provide excellent customer service to meet applicant, student, faculty, and administration needs.
7. Ability to independently carry out instructions.
8. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
9. Excellent organizational skills to manage diverse projects.
10. Ability to preserve the confidentiality of applicant and Admissions Committee information.
11. Ability to preserve the confidentiality of student records and Student Affairs information.
12. Ability to interact professionally with applicants, students, faculty, staff, and external entities.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis


FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have the ability and carry up to 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation?
2. What qualities and/or experiences make you the best candidate for this position?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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