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Position Description

At DaVita Clinical Research (DCR), a contract research organization, a wholly owned subsidiary of DaVita Inc., we use our extensive, applied database and real-world healthcare experience to assist pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the design, recruitment and completion of retrospective, prospective and pragmatic clinical trials. 
DCR’s scientific and clinical expertise spans the lifecycle of product development with more than 175 client companies over the last 30+ years.
Unlike most contract research organizations, we are part of an integrated company that provides healthcare. 
This unique structure enables us to integrate real-world experience and de-identified data with our operational excellence, superior customer service, and flexibility. From clinical trial design and execution to health outcomes research and publication planning, we offer a range of services to help with your project, regardless of where it is in the product life cycle
This position will be based in our Minneapolis location.  The Laboratory Assistant will perform daily activities in the clinical research unit laboratory to ensure that subject specimens are processed, stored, and shipped to ensure that protocol specifications and sponsor requirements are met.  The position operates in accordance with DaVita Healthcare Policies, DCR Procedures and Guidelines, OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations.  The position reports to the Supervisor of Laboratory Operations.
This position is a part-time position - 24 hours per week with the occasional additional hours depending on vacations and workloads. 
We have two shift options available which include one of the following:  
 A.) Float - 3 shifts per week, days, evenings and every fourth weekend but days of the week would vary, holiday rotation as well
 B.) Every weekend - day shift.  Either Friday, Saturday, Sunday OR Saturday, Sunday, Monday.  If working every weekend there will be no holiday rotation.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Executes laboratory procedures while complying with Good Clinical Practice, regulatory and protocol requirements.
  • Records samples and other laboratory data and maintains source documentation according to Good Documentation Practices.
  • Maintains knowledge of research protocols and attends education sessions provided to research staff involved in conducting trial procedures.
  • Assists with inventory, order and stocking of laboratory supplies and study specific test kits.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the clinical research laboratory.
  • Knows, understands and follows teammate guidelines, employment policies and department or company procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    


Want to make an impact in Healthcare? Through science, technology, quality and education, we are committed to expanding discovery and empowering lives. This empowerment comes in many forms. From our laboratory professionals to our support roles, DaVita labs not only offers a career to fit each individual, it provides a community and place to call home.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Ability to work a part-time shift (24 hours per week) with one of the following schedules is required. A.) Float - 3 shifts per week, days, evenings and every fourth weekend but days of the week would vary, holiday rotation as well  B.) Every weekend - day shift.  Either Friday, Saturday, Sunday OR Saturday, Sunday, Monday.  If working every weekend there will be no holiday rotation.
  • Ability to deal with confidential information/and or issues using discretion and judgment.
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook required
  • Technical, 4 year science or medical related degree is preferred but not required
  • Phlebotomy experience is preferred but not required.
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Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
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We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.
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Position Summary

  • Job Title: Laboratory Assistant
  • Job Function: Laboratory
  • Location: 825 S 8th st, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minnesota