Lab Operations Specialist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Laboratory Technician, Pharmacology
  3. United States
North Chicago, USA
Posting date: 26 Mar 2021

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Lab Operations Specialist with a biopharmaceutical company located in North Chicago, IL. The candidate will develop and administer various laboratory equipment support functions throughout R&D sites. This position involves serving as liaison among internal personnel as well as external organizations, to aid in equipment selection, purchasing (equipment and services), onboarding, calibration/service/repair, and decommissioning. These functions will be executed with consideration for laboratory needs, as well as quality and cost effectiveness of internal and external service providers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interface with vendors, OEM, and internal service organizations to address laboratory equipment service needs.
  • Assist R&D personnel with selection and purchase of laboratory equipment and services.
  • Provide administrative support throughout equipment lifecycle (onboarding, maintenance/repair, decommissioning).
  • Serve as liaison to on-site vendor service personnel.
  • Receive incoming work request and generate workorders on demand.
  • Process work orders and contracts within IBM Maximo system to ensure equipment status, service activities, and all cost of ownership expenses are properly documented.
  • Maintain equipment warranty and service contract data within Maximo system and Access database.
  • Process service contract renewals, including review of equipment reliability histories, determination of insourcing potential, and overall assessment of cost benefits.
  • Work with department leadership to develop and refine processes in support of department functions.

Skills and Requirements:

  • College Degree or equivalent experience. A technical degree (Engineering or Science) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic regulatory requirements, laboratory safety, and GxP.
  • At least 2+ years of experience with a variety of laboratory equipment, either having served as a lab analyst, lab equipment service provider, or both.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills capable of accommodating a diverse audience.
  • Proficient in data entry, analysis, and presentation
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Attention to detail, strong organization and planning skills.
  • Capable of independently developing creative solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated and positive attitude with a great desire to contribute to our success.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Catherine Nguyen at 215-531-5643.

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.