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Associate Scientific Technician Specialist

Boston, Massachusetts | Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Location Boston, MassachusettsUS Job ID REQ-050258

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform general and routine on FACS equipment maintenance, timely instrument start-up/shutdown, QC/QA of cytometers following documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)and generate new SOPs if necessary

  • Identifies and leads efforts related to equipment troubleshootingand fixing routine FACS equipment issues.

  • Keeping track of & ordering of basic supplies, helping to coordinate service visits by technicians (contacting / scheduling non-routine instrument maintenance and repair)

  • Assist with scheduling & calendar management, operation of cytometers & sorters on behalf of users

  • Responds to queries, communications, and workflows with flow labs to ensure consistency and timely resolution

  • Identifies and leads efforts related to troubleshooting and process improvements to increase data quality, lower costs, or reduce turnaround times

  • Become familiar with all software used in the facility such as Benchling and assist facility users in learning to use this software

  • Supports management in daily workload completion and review process

  • Perform routine fluorescence compensation procedure as directed by management.

  • Understand common biological applications, cell handling techniques, and reagents used by researchers and assist them in sample prep or common instrument issues as requested by management. 

Critical Skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of how the flow cytometer and FACS instruments work.

  • Attention to detail and understanding of the basic laboratory environment

  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to troubleshoot and solve problems independently

  • Ability to follow oral and written directions

  • Demonstrates appropriate use of relevant equipment after training

  • Ability to work independently

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma

  • 0-2 years of experience in a scientific or lab environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree

  • Experience with training & teaching others

  • A highly qualified candidate will haveexperience with one or more of the following instrumentation systems: Sony SH800 FACS, BD FACSAria, BD Symphony, Cytek Aurora, ACEA Novocyte

  • Basic experience with MS Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Working Environment:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position more than 25% of the time

  • The person needs to occasionally move between labs, corridors, adjoining rooms, and buildings onsite

  • Frequently use tools, which will require regularly bending, squatting, stretching and reaching in order to perform in a service function.

  • Occasionally move or lift upto 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include without limitation, the ability to observe details at close range (within a few feet of the instrument/equipment), distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to perform the essential service functions of this position. 

  • Occasionally operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer

  • Use of personal protective equipment (e.g., lab coat, safety glasses, etc.) in laboratory.

  • Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.

  • Employee maybe required to handle hazardous waste according to local, state, and federal regulations.

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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