Entry Level Lab Assistant Needed!


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Bethesda, MD - (USA) 4800 Hampden Lane Suite 200 MD Bethesda , MD 20814

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Job Duties May Include But are Not Limited To:

* Restocking of lab supplies and reagents

* Maintain and clean laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, laminar flow hoods, incubators, micropipettors, etc.

* Perform autoclaving

* Empty trash and recycle bins

* Maintain a safe, neat, clean, and well organized laboratory work environment to support scientists

* Responsible for performing, recording, and reporting data in a GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) compliant fashion

* Receipt, storage, and disposal of test article

* Preparation of sterile reagents

* Daily equipment checks

* Use of scales for measuring reagents and test articles

* Preparing workspaces for assay performance

* Miscellaneous duties as required to support laboratory and business operation

Required Skills:

* A working knowledge of the proper/safe handling of chemicals and hazardous materials

* Demonstrated competence in basic mathematical skills

* Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal guidance

* Demonstrated competence in the use of PC-based word processor and spreadsheet software

* Effective written and verbal communication skills

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment

* Comfortable working independently and in a team oriented environment

* Attention to detail

* Must be capable of moving heavy objects (approximately 50lbs)

* Must have reliable transportation

Required Education: AA or AS degree in biological sciences or equivalent. 1 year of work experience performing similar duties in a scientific laboratory and/or vocational training in laboratory sciences can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Job Type: Full-time

Perform medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist. Requires formal training and may involve scientific analysis or process development. Work does not require routine inspection, testing, grading, sorting, sampling, or weighing of either raw materials or processed products. See staffing description below for comparison.