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BioPharma Research Assistant - Part Time / Evenings

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Research Lab Assistant (RLA) is a highly collaborative role that provides support to multiple Technicians/Scientists in a given day. The RLA is primarily responsible for assisting in daily lab operation activities and research & development projects to meet the development requirements within corporate/client timelines and cost objectives. Duties include, but are not limited to, clerical activities, specimen management, specimen pipetting, instrument operation/maintenance, data entry, specimen storage, following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensuring all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, disinfected, and in proper working order. Applicants may be responsible for calibration of instruments and conducting routine tasks as directed. Works under supervision with minimal latitude for independent judgment.

This is a full time position, working Monday-Friday, 3:00PM-7:00PM with overtime as needed.

Please note we are moving to a new facility in February 2022 and this position will be relocated to Lenexa, KS.

Essential Job Duties

  • Assist Research Technicians and Research Scientists by:
  • Performing sample preparation steps which may include specimen pipetting with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Performing reagent and material preparation for testing
  • Calibrating and maintaining all assigned laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials needed for testing
  • Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance
  • Adhere to established processing timelines
  • Perform data queries of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Custom labelling of samples
  • Retrieve and catalog samples for testing
  • Properly store specimens for short term and long term storage
  • Perform cleaning and maintenance duties for laboratory spaces and instrumentation
  • Adhere to policies and protocols in the lab
  • Disposes of bio hazardous materials, chemical waste, sharp and other potentially hazardous materials according to regulations
  • Review daily run documentation for completeness and accuracy with provided reviewer guidelines
  • Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently
  • Become proficient in systems that support the laboratory and administration functions, including Harvest/Retriever, EtQ, Coupa, etc.
  • Perform various administration responsibilities, including shipping, resolving mailing issues, journal subscription maintenance, office supply inventory and ordering backup, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by management


    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Previous laboratory experience preferred.
    • Must be comfortable with biological specimen handling
    • Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies
    • Good time management and organizational skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
    • Good verbal & written communication skills
    • Attentive to detail
    • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
    • Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times
    • Identify ways to improve quality, efficiency and productivity through process improvements

      Additional Information

      What We Offer

      As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

      Physical Requirements
      • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
      • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
      • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
      • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

        The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        To learn more about Viracor Eurofins, please visit the following websites http://www.viracor-eurofins.com and www.eurofinsus.com

        All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Viracor Eurofins is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace environment and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), disability, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state, or local law. The Company's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer all employment-related matters on the basis of an individual's qualifications, abilities and efforts without regard to protected status.

        Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

        Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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