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Scientific Services Specialist (Lab Support)

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  • Waltham, MA

  • Location(s)
  • Rockville, MD

Status Regular Job ID JR-011264 Recruiting Region Americas

Position Title: Scientific Services Specialist, Lab Support

Location: Rockville, MD, USA

Role: Fulltime

Job Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to provide critical lab support at a customer site in Rockville, MD. The general lab support team ensures that laboratories are properly maintained in order to sustain efficient research activities. Responsibilities may include: gas cylinder management, glass washing, autoclaving, and material provisioning. The ideal candidate would be able to support the functions listed as well as those that are not explicitly stated here. Additionally, he or she should have great attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, the ability to cross-train and, be able to work independently.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all customers have adequate supply of Liquid Nitrogen and Compressed Gas    Cylinders; including procurement, delivery, fill (if necessary), and disposal as per established SOP's and in accordance with all company policies and procedures.
  • Glass washing is a centralized service responsible for dirty pickup, processing, and clean delivery of laboratory glass. Glass must be inspected to ensure all pieces are visually cleaned before returning to customer locations.
  • Additional activities can include dry-ice delivery and cardice bin management as well as lab coat management including collection and disbursement.
  • Provide and maintain MSDS to ensure they are available for all chemicals stored on-site
  • Supports all other lab support activities as needed.
  • Notifies supervisor and/or manager when deficiencies are noted.
  • Communicate and coordinate maintenance and service work for equipment
  • Serve as the liaison for scientists & assists with completion of customer service form. 
  • Participate in audits and inspections and provide input, as requested.

Education/Experience/Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Laboratory customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of relevant equipment after training

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.

Benefits to working for PerkinElmer:

  • Backed by an 80-year history rich in innovation, PerkinElmer is a long-time leader and pioneer in the scientific community. We hire talented, committed and driven people and strive to create a work environment that brings out the entrepreneur in all of us. Benefit packages include: Medical, Dental and Vision; Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health and Wellness Programs and Incentives; Employer Matching 401(k); Tuition Reimbursement; Professional Development; Maternity and Paternity Leave; Paid Holidays and Personal Time Off; Life and Disability Insurance; and Work/Life Balance.

Yogendra Prabhu (Yogi) | Global Resource Specialist - HR 
PerkinElmer | For the Better
Mobile:  +1-818-483-0021 (US)

Yogendra.Prabhu@PerkinElmer.com   

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