Laboratory Operations Specialist I


Full time

Framingham, MA

Laboratory Operations Specialist is a dynamic position that supports all lab operations within the Precision Medicine teams ensuring a safe work environment, by maintaining a clean, organized lab and facilitate training as necessary. The successful Lab Operations Specialist prioritizes duties for continuous and measurable improvement in the Labs.

Responsibilities

  • Clinical Program Support
    • Accessioning of clinical samples in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) following the laboratory’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) for downstream processes.
    • Collection kit preparation and internal QC.
    • Manage discrepancies in clinical samples.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Laboratory Operations

    • Oversee and maintain laboratory policies and procedures for equipment maintenance, laboratory cleanliness and organization, Environmental Health and Safety requirements.
    • Work with the facilities department to coordinate equipment maintenance schedules, and coordinate with vendors to ensure rapid equipment repairs, equipment induction process, and utilization of electronic asset management system.
    • Acts as a point of contact between cross-functional groups, sites, and outside collaborations and vendors.
    • Work with teams to assist with sample inventory onsite.
    • Support the teams with instrument service contracts.
    • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to increase the operational efficiency of the laboratory.
    • Freeze alarm response.
    • Working with cross-functional groups to track orders, reconcile orders, invoices, and receipt confirmations.
    • Develop and improve SOPs for clinical laboratory related to accessioning and inventory.
    • Coordinate maintenance and calibration on small equipment (balances, centrifuges, pipets) and large equipment (Mass spectrometer and freezers) used within the laboratory.
    • Update SDS binders quarterly.
    • Assist in QA tasks.
    • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Science preferred with 0-2 years experience
  • Experience with a LIMS with some scripting experience preferred, but not required
  • Logical and critical thinking skills, organizational skills as well as innovative problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a matrix and collaborative/team-oriented environment.
  • Reliability, responsibility, and attention to detail are required
  • Demonstrated adherence to attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

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