Avantor, Inc. Lab Support Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job SummaryPerform laboratory tests, experiments, and analyses. Closely follows standard procedures in laboratory testing, evaluating various routine assay, and in performing tasks related to stability studies, sterility testing, investigating product complaints, and evaluating new and existing product. Assists in operating manufacturing equipment and systems in a lab environment along with purification product-related operations. Follow blueprints, guidelines, and/or diagrams to ensure product specifications are met. Assist in the assembly or sub-assembly of life science products and devices. Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
Duties usually consist of making measurements, performing several routine quantitative and qualitative biological or chemical analytical tests according to standard procedures.
Operates purification equipment for manufacturing purposes according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Assists with experiments to develop scaled-up purification processes.
Provides technical support for production operations.
Assists with the calibration, trouble shooting, and validation of lab equipment.
Independently reads specifications and procedures. Requires knowledge of the processes
involved in documenting experiments.
Maintains laboratory notebook, testing records, or worksheets according to established laboratory and manufacturing procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
High school diploma or GED required; associates degree or BA/BS Degree in science preferred
3 -5 years equivalent experience in a laboratory setting and understanding of laboratory equipment or college degree
Excellent knowledge of production and manufacturing environment.
Knowledgeable of biological/pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment.
Excellent time management, communication, and organization skills
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups
Requires knowledge in using various instruments to prepare for and perform tests
Strong communication skills
Excellent Customer Service Skills; display a professional can-do attitude
Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality
Ability to understand and follow site protocols, policies and procedures
Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and have the ability to act independently
Valid Driver’s License
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs minimum
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Knowledge of VWR’s products and services
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typically works in an laboratory or production environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level
The associate is required to stand and walk for the majority of the working day. The physical requirements of the job are for associates to talk, hear, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb height, reach above shoulder height, crouch, kneel, balance, and push/pull. Furthermore, the job requires associates to lift/carry/push or pull up to 25 pounds with or without assistance.
Associates use both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating as well as both feet for repetitive movement operating foots controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job.
DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.
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PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION
3rd party non-solicitation policy
By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation
Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.
Learn more at www.avantorsciences.com
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