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Clinical Laboratory Associate III - Accessioning ( 2 roles #3534, #3535) Day Shift



Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit www.grail.com.
The focus of the Clinical Laboratory Associate III - Accessioning position will be on the receipt, triage, accession, and centrifugation of patient samples submitted to the CLIA laboratory for testing.
The is an onsite laboratory role and requires you to work the following shift: between the hours of 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM hours, Tuesday through Saturday.


  • Responsible for unpacking samples from shipping containers and accessioning samples into LIMS including troubleshooting sample issue and LIMS errors.
  • Be able to prioritize workload to meet production goals in throughput and quality.
  • Be responsible for equipment maintenance according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining sufficient inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment in the laboratory for performance of duties.
  • Check, monitor, and record temperature and initiate a service request as necessary.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Assist in performing annual review of standard operating procedures.
  • Assist the Laboratory Technologists with preparation and aliquoting of reagents.
  • Manage organizing and maintaining laboratory, equipment, personnel, and training documents.
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and report to laboratory management.
  • Write and revise standard operating procedures, as needed.
  • Provide guidance for new Lab Assistants, give constructive feedback, and provide peer
  • Review feedback for evaluations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Required AA or high school diploma with lab experience.
  • Prefer at least 2 year of related experiences in a high complexity laboratory.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competency when following processing steps in protocol and in all other supporting functions.
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to work as part of a team within a highly collaborative environment.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to proactively communicate consistently, clearly and honestly.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to participate in projects and complete assignments as expected.
  • Ability to analyze and solve basic issues.
  • High volume laboratory experience preferred.
  • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of GRAIL’s Clinical Laboratory.

Physical Demands / Working Environment

  • Hours and days may vary depending on operational needs
  • Working with dry ice may be necessary
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, blood specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation (Generally laboratory and customer service employees only)
  • Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary
  • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) may be necessary
Based on the role, colleagues may be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan tied to company and individual performance, or an incentive plan. We also offer a long-term incentive plan to align company and colleague success over time.
In addition, GRAIL offers a progressive benefit package, including flexible time-off, a 401k with a company match, and alongside our medical, dental, vision plans, carefully selected mindfulness offerings.
GRAIL is an Equal Employment Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. GRAIL maintains a drug-free workplace.