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  • Upper Providence, PA

Status Regular Job ID JR-012099 Recruiting Region Americas

Position Title: Research Specialist (Tech)
Location: Upper Providence, PA

Work requests for media preparation are directed by protocols provided by GSK Scientists. The following tasks are routinely required:

Perform weekly checks on balances (mix of top loader, analytical, and micro balances) in UP09

Perform daily checks on pH meters in UP09

Preparation of recipe based media, including dissolution, mobile phases, and diluents in accordance with protocols/instructions uploaded into Labware • Data review required; data review is performed by the requestor

Weekly inventory of chemicals stored within the lab, reordering chemicals as needed through LC’s

Dispose of expired solutions (as designated by GSK scientists via placards) and rinse before sending for washing.

Review and approval of lab records for the pH meter and balance checks performed by VWR Lab Support Specialists in UP09.

Top-up and empty mobile phases from designated HPLCs

HPLC system set-up at request • Mobile phase, column, system equilibration

Test mix injections; compare chromatograms and evaluate system suitability

Initial trouble-shooting of HPLC systems (i.e. leaks, lamp change and similar) and submit support requests for repair/service • Describe the nature of an issue efficiently in form of a technical report

Water sampling and testing for microbiology

Collection of water samples from UP09 (currently pilot plant)

Testing of samples from buildings UP08, UP09 and UP11. Testing includes filtration and incubation of samples. Reading of samples will be performed by GSK staff by first intent.

Training for the execution and review/approval of activities will be provided.

General Responsibilities:

Collect service metrics where applicable.

Follow all customer safety protocols and operating requirements as defined and provided by the customer

Perform routine lab maintenance & organization

Basic Qualifications
College degree in Biology or other scientific discipline
Minimum of 1 to 3 years working in a laboratory environment preferred
Must be familiar with MS Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Experience with HPLC,, Purification, Analytical Science

Physical Demands
The overall physical exertion of this position requires:
Sit or stand 2-3 hours in laboratory areas.
Walk 2-3 hours within a facility.
Reach above/below the shoulder, bend at the knees and waist.
Lift up to 25 lbs.
Office work activities, including keyboard, with fingers/hands/arms up to 4 hours.
Work around moving laboratory equipment and machinery.
Use of personal protective equipment in laboratory.
Work with biohazards such as blood borne pathogens.

Working Environment
Must be able to work in a laboratory, controlled environments requiring personal protective equipment.
Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
Employee maybe required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling.
Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.
Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.

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