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Accessioner / Laboratory Specimen Processor

Department: Laboratory - DC
Office or Remote: PRL DC
Location: Rockville, MD
Business Unit: Pandemic Response Lab (PRL)

About Us
Opentrons Labworks, Inc., is a disruptive life science company leveraging its integrated lab platform to supercharge the pace of innovation in research and healthcare. Through our business unit, Opentrons Robotics, thousands of institutions are automating R&D operations with flexible, easy-to-use lab robots. Health systems across the US rely on our Pandemic Response Lab (PRL) to deliver high-throughput and affordable molecular diagnostic testing. And through recent acquisitions Neochromosome and Zenith AI, biopharma can benefit from our world-class genome-scale cell engineering solutions. 

We provide excellent benefits, competitive compensation, equity packages, and opportunities for growth. If you are looking for your next exciting opportunity, come join us!


  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance for employees and their families

  • Paid Vacation, Parental and Sick Leave

  • Generous Stock options

  • 401k with 4% company match

  • Long-term and short-term Life & Disability insurance

  • And much more

About the Role

The Accessioner/Laboratory Specimen Processor is responsible for proper handling and processing of incoming laboratory specimens for analyzing in the Lab. 


  • Verifies all specimens that come in are labeled appropriately and that they match the labels on the requisition to ensure that there are no issues with patient identification and reporting 
  •  Prepares specimens received for testing in reference laboratory 
  •  Enters patient demographics into the electronic medical record 
  •  Reviews and accessions specimens and testing orders for laboratory analysis
  •  Assists technologists and technicians with the operation of standard laboratory instruments 
  •  Performs routine laboratory assistant duties according to agency standards and protocols 
  •  Performs specimen or reception check, and records information 
  •  Performs proper storage of specimens after testing and properly discard according to SOPM 
  •  Cleans work area and surrounding laboratory after completion of work day 
  •  Requisition review and restock department daily 


  •  High School Diploma and/or 1 year experience working in a similar role 
  •  Strong data entry and organizational skills 
  •  Great attention to detail 
  •  Understanding of laboratory quality control and assurance 
  •  Knowledge of general laboratory safety issues and universal precautions 
  •  Prior phlebotomy or accessioning experience 
  •  Medical terminology and laboratory testing requirements, including the ability to differentiate different test tube types 

Opentrons is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.






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