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Job: Assistant Laboratory Operations Coordinator - Temporary Associate, United Therapeutics, RTP, NC

General Information

Job title:
Assistant Laboratory Operations Coordinator - Temporary Associate
Job location:
RTP, NC  27709 United States
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Date posted:
Job category:
Research and Development
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Job Description

Position Overview:
This role will provide temporary support to the Laboratory Operations group within the Regenerative Medicine Lab. This role will help manage work flow for laboratory operations in support of research efforts to develop tissue-based regenerative medicine products for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension and other lung diseases.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
• Support the laboratory setup, stocking, and cleaning
• Taking out biohazard waste
• Perform daily laboratory parts washer runs; hand-wash dishes as needed
• Prepare surgical pans, instruments and other laboratory supplies for sterilization; perform daily laboratory autoclave runs
• Maintain laboratory log sheets for parts washer and autoclave usage
• Clean and maintain all areas of the laboratory and equipment
• Coordinate periodic lab-wide cleaning schedule for refrigerators and freezer defrosts; assist with disposal of purged materials and organization of refrigerator/freezer shelves
• Responsible for daily monitoring and restocking of laboratory supplies and chemicals; ensure proper cycling of supplies (first in first out) and monitor supply expiration dates
• Assist with laboratory equipment installations and relocations, including asset tag and alarm monitoring system placement
• Assist with maintenance of laboratory equipment list and perform periodic equipment inventory
• Assist with preparation/assembly of various team supplies (ex. solutions and tubing sets) in support of research efforts within the laboratory
• Supplement cell culture media using aseptic technique
• Prepare cleaning solutions (ex. ethanol, LpH, Vesphene) for laboratory use
• Collect, package and transport laboratory biohazardous waste to dock area for pickup by external vendor; replenish biohazardous waste supplies throughout laboratory
• Collect laboratory recycling materials and transport to dock area for pickup by housekeeping staff
• Collect chemical waste and place in secondary storage location for pickup by external vendor; replenish chemical waste containers throughout laboratory
• Collect soiled laboratory linens and transport to dock area for pickup by external vendor; deliver clean linens to laboratory gowning areas and organize as appropriate
• Perform monthly laboratory eyewash and safety shower flushes
• Maintain laboratory 5S organization
• Update and prepare laboratory signage as needed
• Additional duties as needed

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma
• 3-5 years industry experience with HS diploma or 0-2 years of post-baccalaureate experience
• Ability to read, write and communicate in English
• Ability to utilize email, word processing and spreadsheet software

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Good team member skills; must work well with others
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to initiate and manage day-to-day tasks effectively and with limited supervision
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to independently follow standard protocols
• Highly self-motivated
• Excellent sterile technique
(Job number: 3947068)
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