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Lab Assistant (SC4) in Tucson, AZ at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 51622

Lab Assistant. We are currently seeking a Lab Assistant to fulfill a contract role with our Tucson, AZ client. The position maintains laboratory instruments and equipment on a daily, monthly, and quarterly basis. Prepares reagents and monitors instruments for bulk reagent levels. Orders and stocks office and laboratory supplies and equipment.  


  • Performs daily, monthly and quarterly instrument and equipment maintenance and cleaning tasks.
  • Monitors and maintains logs for all equipment and instruments.
  • Monitors and prepares bulk reagents daily.
  • Orders office and laboratory materials.
  • Executes and monitors purchase orders as requested.
  • Supports and maintains slide scanners.
  • May provide administrative or logistical support on scientific projects.
  • May perform other duties as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail in written instructions and documentation.
  • Basic computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to multitask and transition between different tasks (ex. reagent replenishment to assisting with instrument maintenance)
  • Experience with inventory management preferred
  • Works independently but is part of a team delivering key services to product development teams
  • Position may require lifting up to 44 lb.
  • Experience with the basic suite of Office tools (ex. Google calendars, Excel)
  • Previous experience in a lab setting preferred 
  • Mobility. This position will require movement between several labs in one building each day
  • High School diploma or GED required. Some college experience preferred.  
  • Experience: Previous laboratory experience is preferred.      
  • Experience with auto-stainers or other automated laboratory instrumentation is preferred.

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