1+ months

Research Laboratory Assistant

Kelly Services
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
**Research Technician Lees Summit, MO / Lenexa, KS**

Kelly Science and Clinical has an immediate need to fill a Direct-Hire, fully benefited, Research Technician position for a highly reputable company. The role will start in Lees Summit, MO and will move to Lenexa, KS in March 2022.


The Research Technician is primarily responsible for performing laboratory tests and analyses under the direction of a lab manager or research scientist. Duties include, but are not limited to, specimen management, specimen pipetting, instrument operation/maintenance, data entry, specimen storage, following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensuring all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, sterile, and in proper working order. Applicant may be responsible for calibration of instruments and conducts routine tasks as directed. The candidate will also work under moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgment.

**Essential Responsibilities:**

_Level 1 Minimum_

+ Perform sample preparation steps which may include specimen pipetting with a high degree of accuracy and precision

+ Accurately prepare, label and store reagents, standards, controls, and patient specimens for analytical, clinical and biopharma validations analysis and short and long-term storage

+ Provide support as an instrument operator to both BioPharma and Clinical projects

+ Execute supervised experiments adhering to protocols

+ Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials needed for testing

+ Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance

+ Perform data queries of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

+ Backup to Research Lab Assistant as volume / need requires. For example:

+ Custom labelling of samples

+ Retrieve and catalog samples for testing

+ Properly store specimens for short-term and long-term storage

+ Perform cleaning and maintenance duties for laboratory spaces and instrumentation

+ Operate and calibrate all assigned laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results

+ Adhere to all quality and safety standards in the lab, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies

+ Disposes of bio-hazardous materials, chemical waste, sharp and other potentially hazardous materials according to regulations

+ Review daily run documentation of all research project steps according to Viracor Eurofins regulatory guidelines for completeness and accuracy

+ Work closely and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently

+ Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times

+ Other duties as assigned by management

_Level II Minimum Fully meets the responsibilities of Level I plus the following_ **:**

+ Learn new techniques and instrumentation

+ Function as an independent instrument operator on multiple platforms for both BioPharma and Clinical projects

+ Execute higher complexity experiments adhering to protocols with limited supervision

+ Trainer of instrument operators

+ Review validation reports, standard operating procedures and study-specific work instructions for completeness and accuracy with provided reviewer guidelines.

+ Accurate pipetting and bench-level skills (i.e., pipette standard curves to within accurate limits stated in procedure manual)

+ Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times

+ Other duties as assigned by management

**Knowledge/Skills Required:**

+ **Willingness to work with potentially infectious human blood and other bodily fluids**

+ Ability to work with automated and manual platforms

+ Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs

+ Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies

+ **Position may require evening hours**

+ Goal oriented with organizational skills

+ Excellent verbal & written communication skills

+ Attentive to detail

+ Ability to keep sensitive information confidential

**Physical Requirements:**

+ Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead

+ Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting

+ Ability to stand for extended periods of time as necessary in the laboratory (4 or more hours)

+ Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 15 pounds

+ Physical dexterity sufficient to move body frequently around laboratory equipment and instrumentation

+ Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)

+ Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

**Education/Experience Requirements:**

+ **BS or BA in biological, physical, chemical, or clinical laboratory science**

+ Must possess skills required for aseptic techniques

**Top Knockouts to Have:**

+ Driven

+ Independent

+ Great at Time Management

+ Collaborative / Interpersonal skills

+ Willingness to Training Others

**Shift details** **:** The hours for this position are flexible: Monday Friday, 8am 5pm; 9am 6pm; or 10am 7pm, Monday Friday. NOTE: There will be occasional OT and will project-driven

**Pay:** $20/hr

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2021-11-05 Expires: 2022-02-05

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