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Lab Operations Specialist - I

San Mateo, CA 94404

Posted: 11/03/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 517176 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Pay Rate Range: $37-41/hr

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Laboratory Assistant, Research Operations. Reporting to the Manager, Research Laboratory Operations, this role will help to ensure that the research labs are clean, stocked, functional, and compliant in a manner that supports Research personnel as they execute objectives.

  • Performs activities related to the maintenance of assigned laboratories - supporting training, documentation, planning, and implementation of laboratory operations and equipment maintenance protocols.
  • Interacts closely with research staff using a customer service based approach to solve complex operational workflow and lab management issues.
  • Acts as liaison for service requests between laboratory staff and EH&S, Facilities, IT, and Finance departments.
  • Enters facility Work Orders for equipment repairs. Works closely with Facilities to track progress on Work Orders, preparing equipment for service and coordinating scheduling with equipment end users.
  • Monitors and assists with the work of contract service providers for repairs and services.
  • Leads small special projects to support operations, such as organizing lab cleaning, freezer defrosting, and space planning.
  • Assists in on- and off-boarding of staff.
  • Works with finance to assist with order request processing and creation of standing POs. Assists Finance with tracking of quarterly expenses.
  • Participates in drafting biweekly lab operations newsletter, detailing laboratory announcements.
  • Creates or revises standard operating procedures.
  • Assists in managing laboratory supply inventory.
  • Supports site moves.
  • Organizes and supports the BMS alarm system in relevant labs.
  • Detailed understanding and awareness of the type of research performed in the relevant laboratories.
  • Assists research team(s) with unique ad hoc requests for laboratory services
  • Other duties as may be assigned
  • Attends team meetings as needed

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Self directed and creative problem solver
  • Demonstrated time management
  • Customer service skills
  • Database management skills
  • Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Laboratory Information Management Systems; ability to navigate and learn systems

  • Associates or B.S. degree in a scientific discipline
  • 1-2 years of relevant laboratory operations experience or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of research conduct in a highly regulated environment
  • Organized with ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
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