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Aerotek Laboratory Specialist, Accessioner in Baltimore, Maryland

Description:

We are seeking excellent Laboratory Specialists for a growing Operations team in a cutting-edge clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory. Successful candidates will work closely with Laboratory Operations management to schedule and perform a variety of molecular biology and next-generation sequencing procedures. Lab Specialists will have a keen eye for process improvement and troubleshooting while following Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They will also collaborate with other scientists and management to perform clinical laboratory testing meeting excellent quality standards.

*For this position, they will mainly be Accessioning thousands of samples that come in from their clinical trials.

Responsibilities

Perform testing of laboratory developed tests and IVD kits according to established SOPs including Whole blood separation, DNA isolation & quantification, NGS sample prep and sequencing, and immunoassays

Responsible to follow the clinical laboratories’ procedures for handling and processing of specimens and proficiency testing materials

Ensure testing meets cost, turnaround time, quality and other critical product performance metrics required to deliver the best results and experience to our customers

Performs routine maintenance, calibrations and troubleshooting on equipment, in addition to quality control testing for select reagents

Flexibility to cover testing personnel scheduling gaps as needed

Maintain records of quality control, maintenance and relevant testing data for assigned workstations according to Thrive’s laboratory and document control policies

Skills:

Accessioning, DNA, Samples, Biology, Specimen processing, Sample, Cancer Diagnostics, Molecular, Clinical, ASCP, MLT, MT, MLS

Top Skills Details:

Accessioning, DNA, Samples

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Qualifications

Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant chemical, physical, or biological field from an accredited college or university

4 years of relevant wet lab experience – preferably in a regulated laboratory – performing molecular biology or related procedures

Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and other relevant Federal and State regulatory agency standards such as CLIA

Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling

Proficiency with basic laboratory calculations, such as dilutions and weights

Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and critical problem-solving abilities

Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and adapt rapidly to changing priorities and tasks

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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