Laboratory Assistant III

Job Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Job Description

The Lab Operations Research Associate is responsible for fulfilling customer requests and providing day-to-day operational assistance for all Research personnel and equipment, enabling scientists to focus on activities that further the pipeline. The associate will also partner with cross functional stakeholders to solve problems and ensure completion of tasks and objectives. In addition, they are responsible for working as part of the larger Lab Operations team to contribute to and deliver on larger projects and more general goals.

Major Responsibilities:

Provide first line of support to bench scientist customers to address service needs in the laboratory environment.
Perform, understand and maintain training on the full array of activities executed daily which include but are not limited to:
Equipment cataloguing, placement, tagging & disposal
Lab supply and reagent stocking & tracking of such
Ordering of common supplies and consumables
Routine equipment, lab and cold space upkeep and support
Media & buffer preparation
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Perform the lab-based aspects of the equipment management lifecycle
Support scheduled building system shutdowns
Coordinate activities between customers, LabOps and Site Operations including Work Order submission when required
Recognize problem areas and generate solutions; escalate issues up when necessary
Perform assigned projects in accordance with LabOps best practices
Cross train on relevant tasks to ensure adequate "depth of bench" to handle current and forecast workload demand
Anticipate customer needs and contribute to identification of new services
Maintain clear and accurate laboratory records and report out results and / or metrics as requested
Provide input on BPD-specific issues affecting the labs
Contribute to process documentation updates and continuous improvement exercises
Additional duties as required to support departmental operations


Required Education & Experience:
HS or GED at a minimum
Associate's degree in a relevant field a plus
1 -- 3 years of previous lab operations or related experience is required
Technical and mechanical aptitude a plus
Experience with Microsoft Office
Good interpersonal and problem solving skills
Organized, efficient, and self-motivated
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Strong aptitude for customer service
Ability to multitask and work independently with limited supervision
Solid verbal & written communication skills preferred
Required Competencies:
Action Oriented
Customer Focus
Learning on the Fly
Technical Learning
Time Management

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation
Req ID9228
Position CategoryR&D - US Site Operations

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