Laboratory Samples/Accessioning Specialist - Genetics and Genomic Science

Mount Sinai Health System - New York, NY4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $55,000 a year

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Under the broad guidance of the Director and the Project Management team, the Laboratory Samples/Accessioning Specialist main responsibilities will consist of supporting various collaborations and projects within the Department. The Laboratory/Accessioning Specialist will also assist in process improvement initiatives related to sample processing, storage and logistics within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support project teams, project managers, department personnel
  • Collect and store extra specimens, monitor and appropriately discard problem specimens
  • Process specimens for testing by creating and providing the LIMS request or interfacing with other laboratory computer systems
  • Oversee the specimen tracking, distribution of specimens and the inventory (freezer archiving and maintenance) including tracking specimen manifest with full ownership of the chain of command including tracking the status of the analyses
  • Create and maintain appropriate and accurate documentation for tracking specimens (using electronic tracking systems and databases), summarize the inventory and routinely circulate the information electronically to all key stakeholders
  • Coordinate the activities and maintain the inventory and shipment of specimen to off-site long-term storage centers including influencing laboratory personnel to transition dated samples to long-term storage
  • Develop customer service tools that facilitate the interactions with the laboratory personnel regarding their specimen inventory and storage
  • Coordinate specimen shipments (including creating the sample manifest, packaging, tracking and liaising with analytical testing laboratories)
  • Create process flow maps and Standard Operating Procedures related to specimen accessioning, inventory management and shipping
  • Provide specimen coordination information to derive costs, schedules, resources and any other data pertinent to creation of project plans
  • Act as a liaison with external stakeholders
  • Accurately provide specimen coordination, accessioning and logistics on internal research projects
  • Aliquot (confirming proper volume and concentrations) specimens
  • Address accessioning issues and troubleshoot accordingly (e.g. no Date of Birth, no sample or tracking number, mislabeling etc.)
  • Alert project managers, project team or department personnel of any issues involving specific samples (storage issues etc.)
  • Correct accessioning errors, clarify and add tests, as requested
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives that require sample accessioning experience and understanding of Mount Sinai procedures and policies, and which may involve influencing areas outside of the Icahn Institute


  • High School/GED required. AS Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of laboratory experience required
  • 1+ years of healthcare, pharma or biotech experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accomplish goals in team settings
  • Effective interpersonal skills; ability to establish excellent working relationships and collaborate with networks of employees at all levels; creative problem-solver
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.

We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

Job Type: Full-time


  • Inventory: 1 year (Required)
  • Laboratory: 1 year (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)