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Process Development Laboratory Assistant / Sr. Laboratory Assistant

Company: KBI BioPharma
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Position Description:
KBI Biopharma is looking for a dedicated and efficient lab assistant to join our team. The Process Development Laboratory Assistant will perform lab assistant duties in support of Upstream Process Development.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Wash, sonicate, maintain and prepare bench scale bioreactors and glassware. Maintain stocks of build materials, track usage, and replenish parts as necessary.
  • Complete daily, weekly, and quarterly cleaning tasks on equipment, glassware, and lab spaces. Ensure all labs are clean, tidy, and trash free
  • Stocking and ordering of common consumables and reagents throughout the labs
  • Prepare media, feed, and buffer solutions for process development studies as requested by scientific staff
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory analyzers (e.g. pH meter, BGA, BioHT)
  • Coordinate with internal and external groups for scheduling of calibrations and equipment and facility maintenance. Provide on-site support as needed
  • Maintain established 6S workflow and identify areas of continuous improvement. Help maintain lists of equipment, spare parts, chemicals, etc
  • Perform necessary tasks as they arise to assist PD members in performing their studies
  • Represent PD on the Health and Safety Committee and ensure group is compliant and contribute to creating a safe work environment
  • Document all activities according to the appropriate laboratory procedure and/or KBI Standard Operating Procedure Minimum Qualifications:
    • High school degree or equivalent; Associate's or Bachelor's degree in science, life science, medical technology, mathematics, chemistry or related field preferred
    • 0-1 years' experience for Lab Assistant, 2 years' experience for Sr. Lab Assistant, or other relevant experience in a lab environment
    • Working knowledge of mammalian cell culture and analysis or familiarity with any of the following instruments a plus: ViCell, BioHT, Bioprofile Flex2, BGAs, Osmometers, scales, peristaltic pumps, sterile tubing welders, incubators, bioreactor systems (ambr15/250, Cytiva and Applikon), pH meter, pipettes, syringe pumps
    • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
    • Able to work independently or as an active member of a team
    • Good interpersonal skills and communication
    • Good computer skills and ability to provide verbal updates and trainings to staff (Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
    • Must be comfortable working with chemically and biologically hazardous materials and must comply to all health and safety regulations
    • Able to stand on feet, bend, and move through shift; able to lift equipment and samples, able to push 200L barrels of liquid
      Salary:$22.00 - $29.00/hr
      Salary range provided per current averages and expectations. The salary and job title for this opening will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications and experience and may be outside this range. KBI has a robust total rewards strategy which includes an annual bonus structure for all employees, medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid PTO and holidays, Sabbatical program, 401K matching with 100% vesting in 60 days and employee recognition programs.
      KBI Biopharma, Inc. (KBI) is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. Any employee entering a KBI site located in the US must either (1) have provided proof of full vaccination (as defined by the CDC) with a COVID-19 vaccination which has been granted FDA approval or Emergency Use Authorization; or (2) perform weekly COVID-19 testing with negative test results.
      KBI Biopharma, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. Therefore, all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.
      I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for KBI Biopharma, Inc. to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either KBI Biopharma, Inc. or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of KBI Biopharma, Inc. has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.
      I attest with my signature below that I have given to KBI Biopharma, Inc. true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize KBI Biopharma, Inc. to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.
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Keywords: KBI BioPharma, Durham , Process Development Laboratory Assistant / Sr. Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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