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Laboratory Technician/Assistant

Cambridge Metro Area, MA

Posted: 02/13/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -022019-23680
Description:
Duties:

Act as the primary support technician for weighing chemicals within project focused library (PFL) lab space of our Chemistry department in Cambridge, MA.
Generate library building block order in BBs weighing database based on submission of chemicals, quantity to weigh and vial type
Perform weighing of large number of chemicals including solid and liquid state by following all safety protocols
Monitor performance of PFL lab analytical and prep HPLC equipment by routinely running QC standards
Make appropriate buffer solutions and fill solvent bottles within lab
Perform tare and gross weight of tubes on Tecan automation platform using library software
Quickly respond to instrument failures or work with the vendor to fix the more complicated ones.
Work collaboratively with Chemistry customers and instrument users.
Participate constructively in working teams and at lab meetings
Offer assistance to co-workers and be point of contact for weighing chemicals for library synthesis

Skills:
Ideally would have 0-1 years experience in an industry setting as a Lab Technician (or BS) in scientific discipline such as chemistry, or engineering.
A basic understanding of chemistry lab techniques, instrumentation and underlying principles is required.
Basic laboratory skills including preparing solvents, standards, and solutions preps.
Good personal and communication skills. The individual must understand customer focus and be professional within the workplace.
Individual must be self-motivated, well-organized, reliable, and able to prioritize workload.
Conduct activities in compliance with Novartis safety, waste disposal and other regulatory guidelines.
Identify and report unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident.
Strong PC skills
Working knowledge of MS Office

Education:
Associates or Bachelor Degree
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