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Lab Services Associate

San Diego, California

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Location San Diego, CaliforniaUS Job ID JR-033948

Candidate to provide critical lab support at a customer site in San Diego, CA. The Lab Services Specialist ensures all customers have adequate support in lab functions including instrument checks, routine maintenance, inventory management, glass wash, lab sanitation services per established SOP’s and work instructions and in accordance with all company policies and procedures.  A successful candidate should have great attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and be able to work independently. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Instrument cleaning
    • Purging air and priming liquid handlers for operation
    • Daily check and rinse of plate washer tips
    • Weekly flush and solution refill of plate washers
    • Weekly cleaning of plate sealers
  • Inventory management and instrument stocking
    • Pre-filling of automated mini-prep stations
    • Stocking of automation enclosures
    • Breaking down of consumables pallets
    • Restocking solutions of chromatographers/spectrophotometers
    • Restocking of automated pipette tips
    • Daily check and stock maintenance of buffer stations
    • Preparation of simple solutions
    • Restocking of mini-prep kits

The Lab Services Associate may be asked to support our glass wash and media preparation team as necessary. The responsibilities are listed below:

  • Glass washing and autoclaving
    • Collecting dirty glassware daily and spatulas from balance areas
    • Operating glass washer and autoclave equipment
    • Stocking shelves and adjusting stocking of glassware to appropriate amounts
    • Autoclaving lab consumables
  • Laboratory waste and sterilization
    • Removing and transporting biohazardous waste to designated staging area for pickup by waste hauler
    • Picking up potentially infectious biohazardous waste (liquid) and decanting into lab sink or floor drain for disposal and Decontamination of lab benches and lab instruments/equipment

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time   

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • 1 year of experience in a laboratory environment

Critical Skills:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Excellent customer service skills complimented by an ability to listen to and interpret client requests

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience using Microsoft 365 including Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with laboratory management systems
  • Knowledge of general laboratory safety practices
  • Familiarity with automation laboratory equipment
  • Aseptic technique
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment listed in job responsibilities

Other Requirements:

  • The person needs to occasionally move between labs, corridors, adjoining rooms, and buildings onsite
  • Frequently use, objects, tools, or controls, which will require regular bending, squatting, stretching and reaching in order to perform in a service function  
  • Occasionally move or lift up to 25 pounds (potential for occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds)
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include without limitation, the ability to observe details at close range (inspection of glassware), distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to perform the essential service functions of this position 
  • Frequently operates simple commands on laboratory equipment including, but not limited to, plate washers, interferometers, liquid handlers, other automation equipment
  • Occasionally operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Employee may be required to handle hazardous waste according to local, state, and federal regulations
  • Potential risk to lab-based hazards including but not limited to chemicals, biologicals, potent compounds, research material, etc
  • Use of personal protective equipment (e.g., lab coat, safety glasses, etc.) in laboratory

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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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