Life Sciences Technician in Ithaca, NY at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Ithaca, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/7/2018
  • Job ID:
    874075

Job Description


Life Sciences Technician

PURPOSE
Under direction of higher-level scientific staff, this scientific position builds on past experience, skills and personal attributes of an accomplished bioanalytical scientist. The position involves applying analytical skills to assist in the development and implementation of profit-generating biomarker and biotherapeutic assays.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work under the direction of a Scientific Director or other higher-level scientific personnel to validate and apply new bioanalytical approaches pertaining specifically to LC/MS biomarker and biotherapeutic assays
• Uphold all safety standards, discipline guidelines and regulatory compliance requirements
• Maintain accurate documentation during study lifetime and archive material promptly following completion
• Participate in method development, method validation, and sample analysis
• Assist with liquid-liquid, protein precipitation, and solid-phase extractions
• Assist with automated extraction instrumentation
• Interface with Laboratory Operations to request and return study samples
• Prepare stock and working solutions/standards and QC samples. Aliquots control matrices
• Weigh reference compounds if respirator-certified
• Make and record observations, performs calculations, and collects and prepares data for evaluation
• Document all project work according to client and GLP processes and procedures
• Perform pipette maintenance and calibration verification. Assists with trouble-shooting laboratory instrumentation and other maintenance as required
• May use LIMS system to schedule samples, set up and edit work lists and manage bioanalytical data
• May assist with the application of validated methods to routine sample analysis and to direct studies from clients from method development through validation and sample analysis
• May review run binders and notebooks and other project-related documentation at the direction of the Project Leader (includes validation reports)
• Maintain method development documentation in accordance with departmental procedures
• Strengthen knowledge in chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques
• Establish client’s BioServices as a preferred outsource provider of LCMS Biologics services
• Contribute scientifically to method development
• May coordinate application of validated methods to sample analysis
• May communicate with clients regarding progress on scientific and operational objectives
• Prepare and present project data and supporting information. Contributes to and reviews technical reports
• Work with team members to manage assigned projects to establish priorities, set schedules, and monitor progress to ensure that projects are progressing satisfactorily
• Instruct Wet Lab personnel, and other scientific employees as needed, in the proper sample preparation and method development routines associated with assays
• Manage intra- and inter-organizational relationships to ensure timely completion of projects in accordance with customer specification
• Communicate with clients throughout project life to advise of status and to maintain excellent customer relationships
• Maintain\ lab equipment, supports lab safety, and comply with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Experienced in all routine laboratory procedures
• Understanding of wet-laboratory sample extraction
• Ability to maintain clear and efficient method development documentation
• Ability to follow verbally communicated or draft procedures
• Understanding of development/validation of methodology
• Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
• Ability to interact with clients, and work to objectives/timelines
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
• Understanding of chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelors Degree in Science and 6 months – 1 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in GLP laboratory environment.

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EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.