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Lab Support Coordinator

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Posted: 04/09/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 602221 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


Target Pay Rate: 23.31/hr **salary will be commensurate with experience 

Job Description:


We are looking for a highly motivated Lab Coordinator to provide critical lab support as part of a dynamic lab service team. The goal is to enable smooth facilitation and effective function of the working environment by providing a single point of contact to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory environment. The Lab Support Coordinator will typically lead the coordination of services for a designated building or location.

Key Responsibilities:

Enhance the Customer Experience
  • To be the first line of support for the scientific community, reporting any concerns and ensuring these are closed out in a timely fashion, i.e., acting as a single point of contact and helping ensure minimal disruption.
  • Meet regularly with laboratory service providers to ensure open lines of communication.
  • Support needs of filing, auditing, and reviewing documentation in compliance with Customer procedures
  • Meet regularly with key stakeholders (lab staff, service providers, management) to identify, review and resolve issues in a timely manner and/or escalate as necessary.
  • To be the point of contact for equipment maintenance in liaison with team and customer lab staff, facilitating scheduling and hosting of engineering visits for maintenance and/or repair.
  • Support decommissioning of old instruments and related documentation
  • Assist in the onboarding of new instruments, coordinating with applicable parties to ensure timely installation
  • Be involved in improvement work linked to the assignment.
  • Perform other tasks as needed.
  • Execution of regular inventory activities utilizing asset management tracking tools

Support your Team
  • To work with Customer and staff to ensure quality and compliance within the laboratory.
  • To work with client and customer staff to help maintain lab documentation and coordinate archiving.
  • To provide timely communication to lab users on impact of any site service work.
  • This role will work closely with other teams to deliver lab support services seamlessly.
  • May be required to cross-train and back-up other lab support areas.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma Required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates degree is required and pharma or chemical industry experience.
  • Working understanding of GLP/GxP (desirable).
  • Understanding of 5S principles (desirable).
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry is desirable but not required.
  • Understanding of chemicals and safe handling (desirable).
  • A valid US drivers license.

Other Requirements
  • Ability to improve processes and drive continuous improvement.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure to balance conflicting deadlines.
  • Aptitude for technical and practical matters.
  • Experience working in a compliance driven environment.
  • Service-orientateded attitude combined with innovative thinking.
  • Strong team player with experience in a high-quality customer service operation.
  • Able to complete relevant paperwork according to principles of Good Documentation Practice.

Physical Demands
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position more than 25% of the time.
  • The person needs to occasionally move between labs, corridors, adjoining rooms, and buildings onsite.
  • Frequently use objects, tools or controls, which will require regularly bending, squatting, stretching and reaching in order to perform in a service function.
  • Occasionally move or lift up to 25 pounds (potential for occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds).
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include without limitation, the ability to observe details at close range (within a few feet of the instrument/equipment), distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to perform the essential service functions of this position.
  • Occasionally operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (e.g., lab coat, safety glasses, etc.) in laboratory.

Working Environment
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory, controlled environments requiring personal protective equipment.
  • Job pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
  • Employee maybe required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling.
  • Ensure safety, security, and the environment in all aspect of the daily activities, and any potential safety hazards are addressed and corrected immediately.
  • Understand ergonomic relationship between people, equipment and working environment.
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