Job Details

  • Title: Lab Operations Associate
  • Code: RCI-07374
  • Location: Gaithersburg Maryland (MD) 20878
  • Posted Date: 11/06/2019
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

Reporting to the Research Lab Manager, the individual will work directly with facilities to coordinate the preventative maintenance and calibration schedules for new and existing equipment. A demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and prioritize laboratory work is required.

  • Assist with the site expansion project and planning for Research operations and partner with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage and coordinate operational readiness activities in the new lab space including but not limited to: space utilization, vendor communications, new equipment use and training during the construction and roll out of new Research labs in accordance with best practices
  • Manage the transition of Research operations to the new labs, and the relocation of existing laboratory equipment
  • Provide support and collaborate with team members to ensure a smooth transition of Research operations to the new labs
  • Collaborate with suppliers and Facilities & Engineering concerning the acquisition and installation of new lab equipment and preventative maintenance contracts
  • Act as a liaison between facilities and suppliers and collect all necessary information for the induction of new equipment
  • Interface with Facilities on site to ensure existing equipment is maintained properly and functioning optimally, including submitting work orders and coordinating preventative maintenance and calibration schedules
  • Assist with other research operational duties as needed
Knowledge and Skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in this collaborative work environment
  • Ability to think critically, and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Must demonstrate a detailed understanding and awareness of the type of research and knowledge of laboratory equipment in the relevant laboratories
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility and high attention to detail
  • Excellent skills in MS Word and Excel and ability to work with documents in SharePoint
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills
  • Ability to effectively learn new software
  • Willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
Education and Experience
  • 4+ years of relevant experience with a BA or BSc degree OR 3+ years of relevant experience with a MS degree
  • Includes 2 years of relevant research experience/experience working with relevant equipment and researchers
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant lab management experience, ideally within the biotech industry installation
  • Detailed understanding and awareness of the type of research performed in the relevant laboratories