Lab Operations Specialist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Contract
  2. Laboratory Technician
  3. United States
Gaithersburg, USA
Posting date: 07 Feb 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Lab operations Specialist for a globally leading pharmaceutical company located in Gaithersburg, MD. Successful candidate will manage and coordinate operational readiness activities in the new lab space including but not limited to: space utilization, vendor communications, new equipment use and training during the construction and roll out of new Research labs in accordance with best practices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the transition of Research operations to the new labs, and the relocation of existing laboratory equipment.
  • Provide support and collaborate with team members to ensure a smooth transition of Research operations to the new labs.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and Facilities & Engineering concerning the acquisition and installation of new lab equipment and preventative maintenance contracts.
  • Act as a liaison between facilities and suppliers and collect all necessary information for the induction of new equipment.
  • Interface with Facilities on site to ensure existing equipment is maintained properly and functioning optimally, including submitting work orders and coordinating preventative maintenance and calibration schedules.
  • Assist with other research operational duties as needed.

Skills and Requirements:

  • 4+ years of relevant experience with a BA or BS degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with a MS degree
  • Includes 2 years of relevant research experience/experience working with relevant equipment and researchers.
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant lab management experience, ideally within the biotech industry installation etc.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in this collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to think critically, and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
    Must demonstrate a detailed understanding and awareness of the type of research and knowledge of laboratory equipment in the relevant laboratories.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent skills in MS Word and Excel and ability to work with documents in SharePoint.
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to effectively learn new software.
  • Willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description.
  • Detailed understanding and awareness of the type of research performed in the relevant laboratories.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Catherine Nguyen at (+1) 215-531-5643 or upload your resume on our website -

A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.