Frontline National
September 29, 2022
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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Frontline National is seeking qualified individuals to work as Laboratory Assistants to support RTI International in implementing a research project in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Please apply online or call our office directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

For the study, recruited research participants will be scheduled for appointments at a local study office in Warminster, Pennsylvania. At the office, participants will meet with a Phlebotomist who will collect measurements such as height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure, and a blood sample. Participants will also complete a survey about their health, and minor participants will complete a neuro-behavioral assessment. Study office staff will also receive participant urine samples, process blood samples into serum aliquots, and ship the blood, serum, and urine samples to off-site labs for analysis.  The team will be overseen by an on-site office manager or team lead.

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Using interpersonal and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with study office leadership and participants.
  • Performing proper and accurate sample management, including identification, transport, and processing of participants’ biological samples.
  • Completing data collection forms as required for the study in a timely manner.
  • Entering information in computer databases for the study in a timely manner.
  • Providing information on the data collected to appropriate members of the project team as directed.
  • Receiving, processing, and temporarily storing bio-specimens in freezers and refrigerators.
  • Preparing shipments and shipping bio-specimen samples according to study protocols.
  • Tracking biological samples using bio-specimen management software.
  • Maintaining inventory of bio-specimen collection and storage materials.
  • Following laboratory safety rules and procedures.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing the laboratory, bio-specimen processing equipment, and storage freezers and refrigerators.
  • Managing medical and hazardous waste.
  • Working comfortably on a study-provided computer or tablet.
  • Following protocol and manual of procedures processes.
  • Managing and operating equipment safely and correctly.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of medical equipment used.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of study office areas as assigned.
  • Maintaining participant confidentiality.
  • Complying with all COVID-19–related safety requirements.
  • May be asked to assist with study office set-up prior to data collection launch.
  • May be asked to verify participant identities and look up their Participant IDs in the project system to begin their study office activities.
  • May be asked to collect and document COVID-19 screening questions (when needed) and temperature accurately.
  • May be asked to administer Informed Consent Forms.


  • Completion of an accredited laboratory, biological or life science program (vocational, associate’s, bachelors, or above) OR a High School diploma/GED with combined experience sufficient to fulfill duties required.


  • One (1) year of experience processing and shipping biological samples and using bio-specimen management software preferred.
  • Basic laboratory and troubleshooting skills and trained in aseptic technique.
  • Effective communication skills through speech and listening and have fluency in English through reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Able to keep project information confidential.
  • Good attention to detail, excellent documentation skills, and ability to work well in a group environment.
  • Ability to report to work on time as scheduled.
  • Ability to comply with all study ethics practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of employment.
  • National Background Investigation
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from study office.

License/Certification and Training:

  • Attend and successfully complete up to 40 hours of project training.
  • Staff must also complete the requirements of an 8-hour research with human subjects training.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided as well as training regarding the proper use and disposal of PPE per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
  • Hazards: Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
  • As part of preventative measures to protect staff and participants, all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning work.


  • Available to work, on average, three to five 5-hour shifts per week from approximately October 2022 through January 2023. Study office hours will vary by month, but shifts will primarily start at 6:30 AM and end between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. The Office Manager will coordinate shift schedules.
  • Availability for entire training and data collection period.
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