We’re seeking a Laboratory Assistant to join our Production team in Calgary. Be part of a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, diverse and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors, and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients. Thousands of Canadians depend on our programs every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues. Reporting directly to the Laboratory Supervisor for Component Production, you will be working in the manufacturing area of the laboratory, performing functions related to the preparation and storage of blood and blood components in accordance with all regulatory and Canadian Blood Services' policies, procedures and practices. Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living. Responsibilities include: Receive, assess and produce whole blood and apheresis platelets and plasma into requested blood components. Preparation and storage of blood components. End label and store blood components. Performs bacterial detection. Performs other laboratory duties as required. Required Skills High School Diploma or equivalent required. Minimum one year relevant laboratory experience is preferred. Post secondary courses in sciences preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are essential; legible handwriting required. Superior multi-tasking skills required. Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment as well as independently. Detail-oriented and able to follow instructions precisely, prepare and maintain accurate records, and carry out repetitive tasks in a meticulous manner. Capable of working in a highly regulated environment. Physical ability to perform the duties of the job required including manual dexterity (must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift and carry boxes/cartons of up to 10kg). Must be able to work various shifts including weekends. ** We are doing our best to assure Health and Safety first while following provincial guidelines.** We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.
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