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Lab Assistant- Molecular Biology

Newhall, California, US
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Overview
Responsible for assisting senior laboratory staff with a variety of routine laboratory procedures. Assists laboratory in processing, storage and retrieval of specimens.

Essential Functions
Provides administrative and technical support to the lab.
Maintains glassware for the laboratory
washes, rinses, dries, distributes and stores glassware such as test tubes, beakers, flasks and cylinder
Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of work areas including disinfecting workbenches, materials, equipment and other laboratory areas.
Prepares and sterilizes laboratory supplies, equipment and other materials.
Responsible for tube labeling and preparation.
Facilitates post-analysis storage and sample banking.
May conduct routine equipment maintenance.
May make simple buffers for lab prep.
May be responsible for lab area organization.
Assists in maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Assists with supply inventory functions and general clean up of laboratory workstations.
Participates in continuing education through self study and attendance of meetings.
Supports safety, quality, and 6S requirements and initiatives.
Complies with company's procedures and regulatory requirements, as applicable.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology related subject required
0-6 months of relevant work experience preferred
Basic knowledge of practices and principles used in the laboratory.
Basic knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
Basic knowledge of general rules for safe exposure to chemical and blood borne pathogens.
Basic knowledge of sterilization and decontamination procedures and hazardous waste management.
Basic knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology.
Basic Computer skills.
Ability to maintain effective reporting procedures and control workflow.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.

Q Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, Q Solutions' ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates Q Solutions and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.
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