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Laboratory Assistant - Full Time Days

Boston, Massachusetts
Permanent
Reference: JR061606_1571919979
Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

As a Laboratory Assistant will assist and aid the technical staff with handling and accounting for biological lab specimens, reagent inventory, and any other relevant tasks.

Overview of the Role

  • Assists with retrieval and set up of samples for analysis. Receives samples from Sample Management and segregate and distribute to the lab as per standard operating procedure.
  • Monitor Sample Logistic Scan/pending list and search for lost samples. Troubleshoot issues with Sample Management when required. Member of the Lost sample Team.
  • Builds and places specimens into loads (batches) for the technical staff. Covers all areas of the lab (where trained) as needed.
  • Coordinates the receiving and expediting of specimens and reagents from the Global Laboratories. Monitors, receives and outsources shipments and ensures that all samples are tracked and accounted for. Troubleshoot extra samples and notify shipping facility of any discrepancies.
  • Assists with the preparation of samples for testing in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Retrieve/return samples from long-term storage to laboratory for testing upon request and collate and transfer samples for long term storage.
  • Manages specimen storage rotation and disposal as well as the Relabeling, Uncapping, and Recapping of samples.
  • Handles Client Service queries regarding Add-On Testing and identifies the proper sample.
  • Assist with Inventory logs and counts.
  • Assists with department filing and archiving.
  • To undertake other relevant tasks as assigned.

Role Requirements

  • You will possess a minimum of 1 year relevant laboratory industry experience and hold a High School Diploma.
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Fluency in English both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple task with good organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in conformance with standard operating procedure and conditions with a systematic approach to tasks committed to seeing things through to completion to be able to prepare reagents accurately and consistently.
  • Action oriented demonstrating the ability to handle large work load demands and to trouble shoot issues timely when required.
  • Customer Focused -providing timely, confident, reliable and friendly service to all our internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate, legible records and recognize the need to handle these records and all other information in line with GCP/GLP/GDP.
  • Good communication skills that allow for confident interaction with all levels in the organization.
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity and ethical behavior with a responsible and mature approach to work duties.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs to 50lbs

Benefits of Working in ICON

Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

What's Next?

Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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