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Job: Laboratory Operations Instrumentation Specialist, Precision BioSciences, Durham, NC

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General Information


Job title:
Laboratory Operations Instrumentation Specialist
Job location:
Durham, NC  27701 United States
Requisition code:
302 E Pettigrew St
Date posted:
06/08/2021
Compensation:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, stock option grants, 401k match, employer-sponsored health insurance, 8 weeks PTO, tuition & wellness reimbursement, and much more!
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description


Summary:
The Laboratory Operations Instrumentation Specialist reports to the Laboratory Operations Manager and provides Calibration services, equipment repairs and preventive maintenance for all lab and GMP environments within Precision BioSciences. The Laboratory Operations Instrumentation Specialist will work closely with Scientists, IT, Site EHS, Procurement, and the Facilities team to help ensure smooth operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Laboratory Operations team to help drive and achieve department goals, objectives and prioritize work
Coordinate vendor periodic maintenance and calibrations using ProCal CMMS, with an emphasis on driving efficiency and consistency in functions and processes at all locations
Provide Calibration services as needed
Provide troubleshooting and resolution for instrumentation issues
Create/modify SOPs for lab operations and instrument maintenance/calibration
Work with IT to ensure data integrity from laboratory instruments and compatibility with IT systems
Manage laboratory/instrument applications to ensure version control and updates
Stay current with emerging instrumentation/lab automation practices, and champion opportunities to improve lab operations
Must be willing to respond to off-hour issues and help with facility walk-throughs as needed

Laboratory Safety:
Key Contributor for Safety Committee. Develop, manage, and train Precision Staff on safety best practices
Manage all MSDS documentation

Job Requirements


(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.)

Education/Experience:
High School Diploma or Associates degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, Electronics, or other related technical field with 3+ years of experience of laboratory instrumentation experience in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry; or equivalent knowledge and work experience

Required:
Experience working in a pharmaceutical GMP lab required
GMP and GLP experience
Strong experience in calibrations, and Laboratory equipment troubleshooting and repair
Experience with Microsoft Office, ELN, LIMS, and CMMS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, equipment documentation or governmental regulations
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the Laboratory Operations Manager
Ability to calculate and perform basic mathematical equations necessary for calibrations and equipment troubleshooting
Ability to define equipment and instrumentation issues and determine the best course of action for completing necessary repairs
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
Ability to set and complete schedules
Proficient in computer skills that include spreadsheets, presentations and word processing software and Microsoft Office required.
Ability to support Precision CMMS and laboratory applications
Ability to respond to site emergencies in Durham and RTP within 30 minutes

Preferred:
Aseptic experience
Experience with ProCal (CMMS)

Physical Requirements:
Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Standing, walking, lifting, reaching, crouching, stooping, and crawling may be regularly required to perform the functions of this role.

Location & Travel Requirements:
This is an office-based position located at the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC and may be required to travel as needed to other PBI facilities in the RTP area
(Job number: 4048314)
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