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Lab Technician

Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

Posted: 09/23/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -092019-25665

Duties:

Responsible for the care, maintenance and health monitoring of mice, guinea pigs and rabbits as per procedure and animal welfare regulations, in support of testing in the animal lab.

Perform preparation of reagents, materials, and equipment used in biological or animal testing.

Feeds and waters animals to ensure that they meet requirements for usage and monitor health of animals on a daily basis.

Maintain accurate and complete test records.

Help maintain inventory by reporting needed supplies

Responsible for entering test results in the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

Maintain sample logs on a daily basis to ensure timely testing and tracking of all samples.

Maintain Instrument Usage and Calibration Logs based on instrument usage during the preparation and testing of samples

Maintain current knowledge of regulatory and industry standards, trends and advancements through independent reading and training

Skills:

Experience handling animals and providing animal care in a lab or a veterinarian s office and/or laboratory experience in the Pharmaceutical industry is preferred

Microbiology laboratory skills and knowledge, such as aseptic technique is required.

Basic understanding of cGMPs, cGLPs, FDA regulations, and industry guidelines, as well as international regulatory guidelines.

Must be able to work with laboratory animals.

Ability to keep neat, accurate and complete records and logs.

Must be proactive, results oriented, with a strong attention to detail.

Self-starter with good work ethic and ability to work independently with minimum supervision or as a contributing member of a team.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and handle an ever changing, fast paced critical work environment.

Strong organizational, analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Ability to analyze details and perform structured decision-making on a daily basis.

Excellent verbal and written communication.

Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with all levels of personnel in a professional manner.

Good computer skills with basic knowledge of Microsoft programs, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. Knowledge of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is a plus.


NOTE: Notification of Hep B Vaccine required.


Education:

High School Diploma or GED required. Associate s degree preferred.

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