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Lab Support Technician - Cell Lab/Microbiology

Middleton, Wisconsin, US
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Title: Lab Support Technician - Cell Lab/Micro

Location: Middleton, WI (on-site)

Hours: 2nd shift and/or weekend hours (shift differential included)

PPD, part of Thermo Fisher is a leading global Contract Research Organization - currently operating in nearly 50 countries!  At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health. Our organization works with a diverse group of pharmaceutical companies to help bend the cost and time curve of small molecule, biologic, and vaccine product development.

This position is located at our GMP lab in Middleton, WI - the largest GMP laboratory in North America. Check out this video for a brief introduction to our lab as told by our scientists: .

We hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. You will receive extensive training to allow you to be successful at PPD, and it's not just talk - our award-winning training programs speak for themselves. In addition, our teams support career growth, allowing you to explore the numerous career pathways available once you become part of our PPD team.

Summarized Purpose

As a Lab Support Technician, you will support daily operations of the laboratory under the direction of a senior staff member.

Essential Functions
  • Lab support tasks including: cleaning of equipment and lab space, basic sample prep, environmental monitoring, stocking of glassware and supplies, instrument maintenance etc.
  • Understands and conforms to all standard operating procedures, methods, and protocols applicable to assigned tasks.
  • Maintains compliant laboratory documentation. Ensures all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, sterile, and in proper working order.
  • Routinely operates laboratory equipment.
  • Communicates task status to laboratory manager or designee.
  • Performs daily work assignments accurately and in a timely manner.



Education and Experience:
  • High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 1 year) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to follow laboratory safety procedures
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good cooperative and collaborative skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to adhere to laboratory policies and standard operating procedures
  • Data recording skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Work Environment Requirements

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.
  • Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds
  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

Our 4i Values:

Integrity - Innovation - Intensity - Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, submit your application - we'd love to hear from you!

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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