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Associate Scientific Services Specialist

Boston, MA 02115

Posted: 07/16/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 609496 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated Instrument Support Specialist to provide critical, on-site, scientific and operational support as part of a dynamic lab service team. General lab responsibilities will also be required, all of which require a high level of attention to detail to provide a quality service.

Job Responsibilities:
• Perform general and routine equipment maintenance on incubators and BSC hoods, timely instrument start-up/shutdown, QC/QA following documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
• Assist with scheduling & calendar management, operation of incubators and BSC hoods
• Respond to queries, communications, and workflows with labs to ensure consistency and timely resolution
• Demonstrates appropriate use of relevant equipment after training
• Maintain training and compliance in areas of health and safety, security, environmental and operational aspects of daily activities in the working environment.

Critical Skills:
o Attention to detail
o Excellent organizational skills
o Ability to troubleshoot and solve simple problems
o Ability to follow oral and written directions
o Ability to work independently
o Basic experience with MS Office: Excel, Word, and Outlook

Basic Qualifications:
• Associate Degree with 0-2 years of experience in a scientific or lab environment OR
• High School Diploma with 2+ years of experience in a scientific or lab environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Associate Degree in a scientific field
• Experience in a laboratory environment
• A highly qualified candidate will have experience with incubator systems

Working Environment:
o Must be able to work in a laboratory, controlled environments requiring personal protective equipment (e.g., lab coat, safety glasses, etc.) in laboratory.
o Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
o Must be able to remain in a stationary position more than 25% of the time
o The person needs to occasionally move between labs, corridors, adjoining rooms, and buildings onsite. Frequently operate on instruments, objects, tools or controls, which will require regularly bending, squatting, stretching and reaching in order to perform in a service function.?
o Occasionally move or lift up to 25 pounds (potential for occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds).
o Specific vision abilities required by this position include without limitation, the ability to observe details at close range distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to perform the essential service functions of this position.?
o Occasionally operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
o Employee may be required to handle hazardous waste according to local, state, and federal regulations. Duties may include identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing and labeling hazardous waste.
o Potential risk to lab-based hazards including but not limited to extreme temperature, biological materials, hazardous chemicals.
o May be required to complete Medical Clearance, Respiratory Protection Training, and Fit Testing to wear a respirator as protection against animal allergens where animals are present in the laboratory environment.

Pay ranges between $20-28.50/hr based on experience 
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