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Associate Scientific Services Specialist, Lab Technician

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Status Regular Job ID JR-010176 Recruiting Region Americas

Job Title: Associate Scientific Services Specialist, Lab Technician

Location: Boston, MA

Type of Assignment: Full time


Job Responsibilities

  • The candidate will conduct laboratory maintenance procedures in compliance with established protocols and in compliance with regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • He or she will work closely with other functional teams, providing critical lab support within the cell culture laboratory environment.

Lab Support Responsibilities

  • Maintains suite equipment including, but not limited to: incubators, water baths, and biosafety cabinets. Monitors incubator temperature, CO2 and humidity.
  • Responsible for the cleaning, sterilization and equipment functionality.
  • Collaborate with Scientific Service and Asset Management teams on-site to coordinate any service-related issues.
  • Maintains logs and accurate record keeping of worked performed.
  • Develops and innovates continuous improvement, may collaborate with PerkinElmer technology services to implement new solutions.

Qualifications:      

  • High School diploma or higher. Preferably an associate’s degree in life sciences (biology or pharmacology) with 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Background troubleshooting equipment, a plus.
  • Familiarity with Excel and Outlook is required.
  • Knowledge of word processing, basic spreadsheet and database maintenance and a working knowledge of MS PowerPoint

An ideal candidate should be flexible, adaptable and able to communicate effectively and professionally in a fast paced, multidisciplinary environment.

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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