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Aerotek Toxicology Lab Tech in Vancouver, Washington

Description:

Primary Function:

The Laboratory Technologist I is responsible for accurately and efficiently processing samples using laboratory equipment and quickly reporting any problems to management. Will mostly operate LCMSMS instrumentation.

Job Duties:

• Operate, troubleshoot and maintain Beckman machine

• Will load specimen on instrumentation for LCMS/GCMS (LC-MS or GC-MS: Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry. Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry - an analytical chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS))

• Collects, prepares and evaluates patient specimens for analysis and perform technical procedures with accuracy and precision, meeting the standards of all accrediting/regulatory agencies in a timely manner

• Operate laboratory instruments and equipment and perform equipment maintenance according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures

• Recognizes unusual patient results and identifies problems in analytical procedures/systems; responds with appropriate investigation and/or corrective action

• Troubleshoots assays and equipment which fail to perform adequately

• Observes established safety guidelines and maintains cleanliness of the laboratory

• Keep a meticulous and organized record of specimens, tests, instrument logs, and technical analyses

• Maintain stringent standards for quality, identifying any issues which might adversely impact the quality of test results and/or employee safety, and communicating these to the appropriate management representatives as necessary for resolution

• Participates in activities required to support all necessary licensure for the clinical laboratory, including quality management functions and on-site inspections of the laboratory.

• Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of the methods employed in the laboratory and the use of the resulting information by physicians through continuing education activities.

• Consult with management and personnel on better operational procedures to improve overall efficiency and product yields.

• Accurately document and maintain all records for equipment and instruments

Skills:

laboratory, toxicology, GC-MS, Extractions, LC-MS, Chemistry, LCMSMS, GCMSMS

Top Skills Details:

Toxicology

Laboratory Technician

Bachelors

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc.)

• 1+ years of experience in Clinical Toxicology Lab (need basic understanding of lab techniques and tox)

• Experience running LC-MS or GC-MS (an analytical chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS))

• Experience with Toxicology instrumentation and using LCMSMS and or GCMSMS instrumentation

• Familiar with Lab regulations such as how to set up a run, knowing what QC's are, and knowing how to properly extract

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

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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