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Beaumont Hospital

Hospital & Health Care

Dublin, Ireland

Posted: 11/2/2019

Medical Laboratory Assistant - Immunology

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Part-time
  • Hourly
    • Basic English


Post Title: Medical Laboratory Assistant - Immunology   

Post Status: Permanent

Department: Immunology

Location: Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Reports to: Chief Medical Scientist

Salary: Appointment will be made on Grade (€27,863 - €36,228) at a point in line with Government pay policy.

Hours of work: 18.5

Closing Date: 12 Noon on 22nd February 2019

Position Summary:

We are recruiting for this Medical Laboratory Assistant post in the Immunology Department which is currently undergoing two major service improvement projects, LabMod & MedLIS. LabMod is a major modernisation project in progress currently within the Laboratory Medicine Directorate which will see the Immunology department become integrated into a Core Blood Sciences laboratory alongside an off-track Immunology laboratory for other specialised testing. Beaumont Hospital is also part of Phase 1 for implementation of MedLIS the National Laboratory Information System. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The duties of the Medical Laboratory Assistant include appropriate duties assigned by the Laboratory Manager or designee (e.g. Senior Medical Scientist).
  • The general duties include, but are not limited to:
  • To engage in the logging in, labelling, centrifuging, and separation of specimens. This may require typing skills as logging in may be done via the keyboard of a computer.
  • To engage in training as appropriate
  • To prepare equipment, culture media and/or reagents as directed by the appropriate scientific laboratory staff.
  • To assist Laboratory staff with preparation work for tests.
  • Collection, delivery, decontamination, sterilization and washing glassware.
  • Monitoring of supplies, stocks and requesting stocks as appropriate.
  • Collection and delivery of specimens.
  • Filing of specimens, slides, blocks, etc.
  • Reception of patient samples for processing which may require electronic receipt, data entry, logging in, labelling, centrifugation, and separation of specimens.
  • Manage waste removal from the laboratory
  • Check, unpack, label and appropriately store deliveries 
  • Participate in control of stock and consumables
  • Participate in the monitoring and cleaning of equipment

Perform preparatory scientific tasks as directed by scientific staff

  • To assist Laboratory staff with preparation work for tests.
  • Collection and delivery of specimens from laboratory reception.
  • Logging, preparation and packaging of samples for Referral Laboratories, if required.
  • Filing of specimens.
  • Compliance with ISO15189 standard during all activities carried out.


  • The range of work allotted to Medical Laboratory Assistants is not exclusive to them and may, at any time, be performed by a member of the Scientific Laboratory Staff / Clerical Staff.
  • To perform such other duties appropriate to the post as may be assigned to him/her from time to time by the Chief Executive Officer or such other officer designated by the Beaumont Hospital Board.
  • The Board at all times reserves the right to shortlist candidates on the basis of applications or

Selection Criteria:

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


Each candidate, on the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office, must have:-

  • Leaving certificate level education preferably with a Science subject or relevant experience.


  • Previous relevant laboratory experience, ideally in a diagnostic laboratory.
  • Computer skills are highly desirable.

Further Information for Candidates:

Supplementary information:

The Hospital

Management Unit:

Informal Enquiries ONLY to:

Name: Anne Clooney

Title: Chief Medical Scientist

Email address:

Telephone: 01-8093174

Beaumont Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Beaumont Hospital

Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company Size: 1001 - 5.000 Employees
Founded In: 1987

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