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Open Access Lab Technician

Cambridge Metro Area, MA

Post Date: 06/05/2018 Job ID: JN -062018-21768 Job Type: Scientific
Description:
  • We are looking for a technically skilled candidate to maintain our fleet of open access LC-UV-MS and SFC-MS purification instruments. You will be part of an Open Access Purification team supporting synthetic Chemists with their sample purification needs. Training will be provided, as needed.

Key Functions:
  • Act as the primary support technician for purification instrumentation within the Open Access labs of our Chemistry department in Cambridge, MA.
  • Keep instruments running at their optimum performance through proactive preventive maintenance.
  • Monitor performance of equipment by following QC protocols
  • Ensure methods are robustly delivering optimum performance by scheduling regular recovery experiments
  • Quickly respond to and diagnose instrument failures, where you may fix the easier issues, or work with the vendor to fix the more complicated ones.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members and instrument users.
  • Participate constructively in teams and lab meetings
  • Offer assistance to co-workers and be point of contact for prep open access systems.
  • Maintain spare parts inventory for commonly used replacements.
  • Monitor trends in service requests and implement corrective actions to improve operational efficiency and reduce downtime of the instruments.
Skills:
  • A successful candidate will have 2-5 years experience in an industry setting as a Lab Technician or BS in scientific discipline such as chemistry, or engineering and 1-3 year experience.
  • Ability to quickly diagnose and remedy advanced hardware and software problems.
  • Good personal and communication skills and maintain a professional customer focus 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.
  • Capable of working with hazardous chemicals and is able to identify and report unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • A basic understanding of purification HPLC/SFC and MS techniques, instrumentation and underlying principles is required and experience desired
  • Basic laboratory skills including preparing solvents, standards, and solutions preps
  • Strong PC skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office

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