|Title||Lab Technician 1|
|Date||15 January 2021|
|Company||Thermo Fisher Scientific|
Provides general laboratory support for Chemists, Scientists and Engineers in the Research and Development and Quality Control laboratory areas of the company.
Cleans laboratory glassware, disposes of waste and maintains equipment in both current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and non-cGMP laboratories.
Performs basic instrument verifications (e.g. balances, pH meter, pipettes), cleaning and preventative maintenance and may communicate with vendors to schedule instrument service visits and update service contracts.
Helps support lab inventory systems of general laboratory supplies and arranges ordering to prevent shortages, follows up with vendors, and tracks process.
Helps with stability pulls and control of samples and standards in and out of the lab.
Prepares dissolution media, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) mobile phases, and other routine laboratory tasks under the direction of laboratory personnel.
Supports lab efficiencies as appropriate for type of work (e.g. by preparing solutions or kits as needed).
Issues, reviews and maintains laboratory notebooks, logbooks, and other documentation in accordance with good laboratory practices (GLP).
Follows standard operating procedures (SOPs) and training provided by laboratory personnel.
Maintains a generally clean and orderly laboratory consistent with management expectations.
Utilizes proper personnel protective equipment (PPE) and follows requirements for safe handling and use of laboratory chemicals, solvents and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). Supports the timely and appropriate disposal of all laboratory hazardous waste streams.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
High School Diploma or GED required. College coursework in chemistry, biology or related science or engineering field preferred.
No previous experience required. One year of laboratory experience preferred.
Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.
Prior laboratory experience in academic (e.g. laboratory coursework) or industrial laboratory setting (e.g. internship); demonstrating experience in safe handling of chemicals and familiarity with laboratory equipment preferred. Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and general, organic and/or analytical chemistry preferred. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Effective written and interpersonal skills. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Good communication skills across departments and with management.
Work performed in a laboratory setting. Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office and laboratory locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp laboratory instruments and equipment for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.
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