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Company: Staff Matters
Location: Oro Valley, AZ
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate

Description

Job Opportunity: Lab Assistant   JOB SUMMARY

  • Maintains laboratory instruments and equipment on a daily, monthly, and quarterly basis.
  • Prepares reagents and monitors instruments for bulk reagent levels.
  • Orders and stocks office and laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Performs onsite servicing and technical support of various lab equipment including Benchmark autostainers.
  • Manages incoming/outgoing stained slide and/or reagent shipments.
  • May support several different functional lab spaces and groups.  
  RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs daily, monthly and quarterly instrument and equipment maintenance and cleaning tasks.
  • Monitors and maintains usage logs for all equipment and instruments.
    • Monitors, schedules and delivers portable equipment for calibration and maintains necessary paperwork.
    • Troubleshoots minor equipment malfunctions by performing operational tests.
    • Monitors and prepares bulk reagents daily.
      Maintains stock room and monitors and/or orders lab supplies inventory.
    • Schedules internal equipment repairs and preventative maintenance as necessary.
    • Prepares and schedules incoming and outgoing stained slide and/or reagent shipments.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Position may be required to change xylene/ alcohols in coverslipping instruments, but training and PPE will be provided.  
  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Required):
  • Able to work independently.
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail in written instructions and documentation.
  • Basic computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to lift up to 45 pounds.
  • Ability to use hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, nut-drivers and various other hand tools.
  • Ability to use test equipment such as flow meters, pH meters, precision weight scales, and pressure
    meters.
  • Knowledge of and skill in inventory management.
  • Ability to multitask and transition between different tasks (ex. reagent replenishment to assisting with instrument maintenance)
  • Experience with inventory management preferred
  • Works independently but is part of a team delivering key services to product development teams
  • Experience with the basic suite of office tools (ex. google calendars, excel)
  • Previous experience in a lab setting preferred 
  • Mobility.  This position will require movement between several labs in one building on campus each day
  Education:
  • High School diploma or GED required. Some college experience preferred.  
  • Experience: Previous laboratory experience is preferred.      
  • Experience with auto-stainers or other automated laboratory instrumentation is preferred.
  • Experience with digital imaging is preferred.
      About Us: Staff Matters, Inc. is hired by many prominent employers to assist them in finding talented people. Our job openings are usually not advertised by our customers, which makes our company an excellent gateway to gain a position with the companies we support. At Staff Matters, our mission is to exemplify the stature of the recruiting and staffing industry in its importance in building organizations and changing people's lives for the betterment of our community. We build companies one talented person at a time, and to help people take meaningful steps in their careers, and we take our responsibility very seriously.     The majority of the positions we have are NOT contract or temporary, but regular, full-time jobs. Please contact us if you or someone you know is looking for a new position and our recruiters will be in touch with you shortly. We cannot guarantee that we will have an open position that matches well with your background, but we will strive to be a valuable free resource to you during your job search. For additional tips and guidance on your career search, please check out our company website  www.StaffMattersInc.com.          


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