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Lab Assistant, Hoxworth Blood Center, Department of Component Manufacturing

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center is recruiting a part-time Lab Assistant in the Component Manufacturing department. This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all our activities.

The Lab Assistant will perform various complex laboratory procedures in the Components Laboratory including manufacturing of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, recovered plasma, liquid plasma, and cryoprecipitated AHF from volunteer whole blood collections.  This position will also perform various leukocyte reduction procedures on red blood cell components; must clean laboratory equipment and maintain a safe, clean work area.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with laboratory testing preparation and other related work to include assembling various specimen kits for analyses; prepare specimen collection outfits for various lab tests; assist with receiving and sorting blood samples; aid in preparation of reagents and other solutions; dispose of samples after analytical completion; assist in sample identification, etc. 
  • Clean laboratory equipment, instruments and/or area and pack, unpack, sort, maintain, inspect and/or distribute related laboratory material including clean and sterilize delivered glassware, inspect for cracks and breakage, unpack and distribute cleaned glassware and collect dirty glassware from laboratory; prepare materials for mailing and packages and ship mailing containers and specimens; clean and dust laboratory furniture; and store section supplies.
  • Prepare and/or maintain work-related records (e.g., maintain card file on supplies and related equipment and prepare lists of sample parameters requested by each unit).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Often
  • Stooping - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91635 


Lab Assistant, Hoxworth Blood Center, Department of Component Manufacturing

Date:  Jan 4, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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