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Laboratory Assistant

Supervising and coordinating scientific investigations and experiments. Supervise staff, provide technical support, and construct, maintain, and operate standard laboratory equipment.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Weighing and intake of delivered samples

  • Preparation of solvents and standards

  • Taking inventory and helping ensure that the laboratory has the appropriate amount of materials needed

  • Taking photos of received samples for LIMS

  • Entering required data for samples into the intake logs with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Following SOPs to perform the daily laboratory tests and tasks

  • Ensuring that the laboratory maintains a high level of cleanliness standards

  • Ensuring that the laboratory follows the governing body’s guidelines

  • Preparing samples and other required preparations needed to run testing

  • Any other tasks assigned by the laboratory management

Required Skills

  • Product weighing

  • Pipetting

  • Solvent calculation

  • Data entry

  • Attentional to detail

  • Strong desire to learn

  • Strong desire for improvement

Preferred Experience
  • Buffer and reference standard preparation

  • Understanding of ISO 17025:2017

  • Written Communications: Ability to read and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions; take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively; and respond to basic questions.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English in response to routine questions.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.

  • Teamwork: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Additional Requirements
  • Must meet the requirements set forth in 105 CRM 725.000 and must not have been convicted of an excluded felony offense as defined in 105 CRM 725.030

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