We re currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team in the position of:
Laboratory Operations Specialist
Position Summary: The Laboratory Operations Specialist will provide laboratory operations support by assisting the technical staff with equipment, instrument, and/or reagent qualification and other lab support duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: As assigned, assist in preventative maintenance, performance qualification and troubleshooting of instrumentation. Maintain inventory reports/logs according to established format/procedures.
As assigned, assist in the performance of quality control procedures.
As assigned, work in conjunction with external vendors and field service engineers to schedule instrument repair, relocation, and routine maintenance.
As assigned, assist in implementation of new technologies and instrumentation.
Document all quality control activities in accordance with laboratory requirements.
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
As assigned, prepare and store reagents, and maintain inventory reports/logs according to established processes.
Identify issues related to equipment, instrumentation and/or reagents and immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, or director.
Assists with Lab QA metrics and reporting.
Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, and transportation and storage of specimens.
Assist in the performance of quality control procedures.
May participate in training of new employees as assigned.
As assigned, provide departmental support such as identification and retrieval of instrument and quality data, writing work instructions and performance qualification reports, copying, filing, data entry, and additional duties as needed.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Education: Bachelor s degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field required. Combination of experience and education may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Qualifications: Years of Experience Required: Two (2) years experience working in a regulated laboratory or a clinical lab setting strongly desired
Required Skill Sets & Knowledge:
Excellent verbal communication skills for working with co-workers, external vendors, and all levels of laboratory staff.
Meticulous attention to detail. Demonstration of solid reasoning skills in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Laboratory QC experience desirable.
Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to follow established laboratory procedures for the use of mechanical or electronic instruments.
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