Lab Assistant - Accessioner



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

At Veracyte, we offer exciting career opportunities for those interested in joining a pioneering team that is committed to transforming cancer care for patients across the globe. Working at Veracyte – whether it be in one of our labs, corporate offices, the field – enables our employees to not only make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients, but to also learn and grow within a results-driven environment that values innovation, collaboration, and compassion.

The Position:

The Lab Assistant is responsible for accurately handling all laboratory specimens and ensures specimen integrity throughout laboratory procedures. S/he will accession specimens upon receipt in the lab, perform specimen verification and tracking, and develop skills in troubleshooting difficult cases. You'll have the opportunity for ongoing training, competency assessments and sharing ideas for continuous improvement in the lab. This position's schedule will be Tuesday to Saturday, and 9:30am to 6:00pm.


  • Accession all cases received for testing. This includes matching patient information, data entry, and scanning documents into our Laboratory Information System (LIS).
  • Review all requisitions for missing information, enter applicable information into the LIS, and escalate issues as well as provide resolution in a timely fashion per standard operating policies and procedures.
  • Label samples and forward samples to the correct area within lab
  • Assist with the archiving and storage of patient samples
  • Perform quality assurance checks of samples
  • Participate in other laboratory tasks such as handling deliveries, inventory, scanning documents, slide filing, etc.
  • Actively engage in department huddles, meetings and 1:1s with managers

Who You Are:

You've successfully completed an accredited program or hold an associates level degree. You have demonstrated the ability to problem solve and proactively collaborate with peers. In previous roles you were known for your high attention to detail. Candidates with previous work experience (laboratory or non-laboratory) will be given preference. Medical scribes or transcriptionists are encouraged to apply.

The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units. Veracyte is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

Pay range
$18.50$25 USD

What We Can Offer You

Veracyte is a growing company that offers significant career opportunities if you are curious, driven, patient-oriented and aspire to help us build a great company. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, and are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce, where diverse backgrounds are represented, engaged, and empowered to drive innovative ideas and decisions. We are proud to have been named a “Bay Area Top Workplace” for ten years in a row by the Bay Area News Group and “Best Places to Work in San Diego” in 2023 by the San Diego Business Journal.

About Veracyte

Veracyte (Nasdaq: VCYT) is a global genomic diagnostics company that improves patient care by providing answers to clinical questions, informing diagnosis and treatment decisions throughout the patient journey in cancer and other diseases. The company’s growing menu of genomic tests leverage advances in genomic science and technology, enabling patients to avoid risky, costly diagnostic procedures and quicken time to appropriate treatment. The company’s tests in lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, bladder cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are available to patients and its lymphoma subtyping and renal cancer tests are in development. With Veracyte’s exclusive global license to a best-in-class diagnostics instrument platform, the company is positioned to deliver its tests to patients worldwide. Veracyte is based in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit and follow the company on X (Formerly Twitter).

Veracyte, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status. Veracyte participates in E-Verify in the United States. View our CCPA Disclosure Notice.