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Fast Switch, Ltd.

Laboratory Assistant
Post Date:Sep 14, 2017Type:Contractor
Start Date:9/14/2017Salary:- n/a -
Location: US-AZ-Tucson Job Reference:41975

Description


Our client in Tucson, AZ has a one-year contract opening for a Laboratory Assistant.

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Maintain laboratory instruments and equipment on a daily, monthly, and quarterly basis.
  • Prepare reagents and monitors instruments for bulk reagent levels.
  • Order and stock office and laboratory supplies and equipment. 
  • The Laboratory Assistant will work with chemicals, primarily advanced staining bulk reagents in 2075/ 2079 (non-hazardous).
  • May be required to change xylene/ alcohols in coverslipping instruments, but training and PPE will be provided. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform daily, monthly and quarterly instrument and equipment maintenance and cleaning tasks.
  • Monitor and maintain logs for all equipment and instruments.
  • Monitor and prepare bulk reagents daily.
  • Order office and laboratory materials.
  • Execute and monitor purchase orders as requested.
  • Support and maintain slide scanners.
  • May provide administrative or logistical support on scientific projects.
  • May perform other duties as required or assigned.


Job Requirements


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Able to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail in written instructions and documentation.
  • Basic computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.

MANAGER'S MUST HAVES:

  • Ability to multitask and transition between different tasks (ex. reagent replenishment to assisting with instrument maintenance).
  • Experience with inventory management preferred.
  • Works independently but is part of a team delivering key services to product development teams.
  • Position may require lifting up to 44 lb.
  • Experience with the basic suite of office tools (ex. Google calendars, Excel).
  • Previous experience in a lab setting preferred.
  • Mobility –  this position will require movement between several labs in one building on campus each day.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Some college experience preferred. 
  • Previous laboratory experience is preferred.     
  • Experience with auto-stainers or other automated laboratory instrumentation is preferred.



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