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Lab Support Specialist

Company: Avantor
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary This position will provide laboratory support services as part of a team supporting a Biophysics department within a major pharmaceutical account. Responsibilities include buffer and reagent preparation, aliquoting, compound management, sample management and delivery. This position is full-time on site. At Avantor, people are the most important part of our success because they drive our global performance. That's why our Avantor Lab and Production Services team is a trusted partner in supporting the innovation and growth objectives of labs across the globe. In this role, you will report to the Supervisor, Onsite Services and will work closely with the Avantor's Lab and Production Services team of over 1,500 on- and off-site expert personnel - and our customers - to perform customized, mission-based lab work and research protocols that help return time back to science. Location: Cambridge, MA Schedule: Mon - Fri, - 7:30 am - 4 pm Hourly Rate: -$29.00 Sign-On Bonus: Benefits: * Health and Wellness: Medical, Dental, Vision and Wellness programs (eligible for medical coverage on day 1) * Time Off: Paid Time Off (PTO), and Company paid holidays, * Financial Well Being: Spending Accounts: Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA), commuter benefits, 401(k), tuition assistance, employee stock purchase plan discount * Added Protection Coverage: To include critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident, legal, identity theft protection, pet, auto and home insurance, * Recognition: Celebrate your peers and earn points to redeem on gifts and products. ***Covid-19 vaccination required*** What we're looking for Education: High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related science preferred. Experience: 3+ years of lab environment work experience or college degree in Biology, Chemistry or related science required. Collaboration Tool: Microsoft Office Suite with strong Excel skills required. Creation of Power Point Presentations may be required. Qualifications:

  • A detailed understanding and ability to operate in an aseptic environment.
  • Generalized understanding of health and safety hazards in the presence of hazardous and biohazardous materials.
  • Background and experience in using pipettes (single and multi-channel), pH meters, conductivity meters, densitometers, and spectrophotometers.
  • An understanding of general laboratory techniques including the following: Molar mass, density, weighing and dispensing, filtration, titrations.
  • Experience using Mosaic Software, Thermocyclers, Biocore SPR instruments, and ECHO acoustic dispensers a plus.
  • Excellent time management, communication, and organization skills.
  • High level of customer service skills with the ability to always display a professional can-do demeanor.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet goals.
  • Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and have the confidence to solve problems independently.
  • Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups.
  • Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality. Who you are A creative, agile, and highly motivated professional seeking to enhance your experience and gain some meaningful professional growth within services. Apply today if you want to go further in your career and have the following:
    • A strong work ethic and initiative,
    • Ability to work independently or as part of a team,
    • Enjoy a fast-paced environment. How you will thrive and create an impact Avantor's Lab and Production Services team is a crucial part of the Avantor Services group serving over 500 customers in biopharma, pharmaceutical, educational, industrial, and high-tech industries with customizable, flexible solutions and end-to-end laboratory operations support. As a Lab Support Specialist you will:
      • Support Biophysics Department with media, reagent, and buffer requests as needed
      • Follow sterile handling techniques
      • Follow SOP's and Guidelines established for operational excellence
      • Write and modify basic SOP's with guidance from leadership, as needed
      • Record data in electronic lab notebook
      • Analyze data using Excel
      • Provide support and coverage to Sample Management Team as needed processing samples, including the receipt, handling, aliquoting and delivery preparation
      • Prepare required documentation
      • Manage consumables inventory needed to process samples.
      • Maintain organization/lab cleanliness of work areas.
      • Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      • Assists with the calibration, trouble shooting, and validation of lab equipment.
      • Maintains laboratorynotebook,testing records, or worksheetsaccordingto established laboratory and manufacturing procedures.
      • Other duties as assigned. Why Avantor? Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science. The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor. We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today! Disclaimer:
        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. EEO Statement: We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision. 3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy: By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Cambridge , Lab Support Specialist, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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