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Research Technician II

Company: Eurofins USA
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

With over 30 years of specialized expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients, Viracor Eurofins is committed to helping medical professionals, transplant teams and reference labs get results faster, when it matters most. Viracor is passionate about delivering value to our clients by providing timely, actionable information - never losing sight of the connection between the testing we perform and the patients you serve.

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Research Technician is primarily responsible for performing laboratory tests and analyses under the direction of a lab manager or research scientist. Duties include, but are not limited to, 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, sterile, and in proper working order. Applicant may be responsible for calibration of instruments and conducts routine tasks as directed. Works under moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgment.

This is a full time position , working Monday-Friday on the following schedules, with overtime as needed:
8:00AM - 5:30PM
Please note we are moving to a new facility in February 2022and this position will be relocated to Lenexa, KS.

Essential Job Duties:

Most Important Duties:
Primarily responsible for performing laboratory tests and analyses under the direction of a research scientist.
Main duties include performing complex assays and methods, instrument operation, following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensuring laboratory equipment and work areas are clean and in proper working order.
Pipetting with a high degree of accuracy and precision
Learning new techniques and instrumentation
Execute complex experiments adhering to protocols with limited supervision.
Level I - Minimum
Perform sample preparation steps which may include specimen pipetting with a high degree of accuracy and precision
Provide support as an instrument operator to both BioPharma and Clinical projects
Execute supervised experiments adhering to protocols.
Perform reagent and material preparation for testing
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)
Backup to Research Lab Assistant as volume / need requires. For example: 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

Accurately prepare, label and store reagents, standards, controls and patient specimens for analytical, clinical and biopharma validations analysis and short and long-term storage
Calibrate and maintain all assigned laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
Adhere to all quality and safety standards, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies
Operate all laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
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.
Keep accurate documentation of all research project steps according to Viracor Eurofins regulatory guidelines
Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently
Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times
Other duties as assigned by management
Level II - Minimum - Fully meets the responsibilities of Level I plus the following:
Learn new techniques and instrumentation
Function as an independent instrument operator on multiple platforms for both BioPharma and Clinical projects
Execute higher complexity experiments adhering to protocols with limited supervision.
Trainer of instrument operators.
Review validation reports, standard operating procedures and study-specific work instructions for completeness and accuracy with provided reviewer guidelines.
Accurate pipetting and bench-level skills (i.e., pipette standard curves to within accurate limits stated in procedure manual)
Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times
Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications

Most Important Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical or clinical laboratory science
Willingness to work with potentially infectious human blood and other bodily fluids
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical or clinical laboratory science
Willingness to work with potentially infectious human blood and other bodily fluids
Ability to work with automated and manual platforms
Must possess skills required for aseptic techniques
Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs
Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies
Position may require evening hours
Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in the organization
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Keenly attentive to detail
Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs with database skill preferred

Additional Information

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Keywords: Eurofins USA, Lee's Summit , Research Technician II, Professions , Lees Summit, Missouri

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