Avantor, Inc. Associate Scientist - Laboratory in United States
Job SummaryThe Associate Scientist is responsible for the accurate execution of laboratory experiments and contribution to the design of scientific procedures. This position is expected to aid in the development of scientific discovery and support Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) for the customer. An Associate Scientist may setup and conduct experiments, manage laboratory equipment, or follow other protocols under the direction of a laboratory services manager, researcher, or scientist.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
Under minimal supervision, performs routine qualitative and quantitative laboratory procedures following all safety protocols and GLP as defined by the customer
Prepares experiments and samples for analyses
Analyzes and accurately reports results, in a timely manner, to contribute to scientific meetings and project outcomes
Operation and routine maintenance of laboratory instruments and troubleshooting procedures in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Accurately documents all procedures following customer requirements
Perform other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
BS/BA degree in applied/laboratory sciences with direct laboratory course work and 2-3 years direct laboratory experience
Working knowledge of experimental laboratory instruments and scientific products
Experience with safe laboratory practices and procedures
Previous experience working in a GLP/GMP facility a plus
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups
Strong communication skills
Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality
Ability to understand and follow scientific protocols, policies and procedures
Must be flexible, forward-thinking, and motivated
Able to act independently and manage responsibilities while following scientific direction
Must be able to lift 25lbs minimum
Basic computing skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent)
Skilled at prioritizing tasks, problem solving, and meeting deadlines
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typically works in an laboratory or production environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level
The associate is required to stand and walk for the majority of the working day. The physical requirements of the job are for associates to talk, hear, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb height, reach above shoulder height, crouch, kneel, balance, and push/pull. Furthermore, the job requires associates to lift/carry/push or pull up to 25 pounds with or without assistance.
Associates use both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating as well as both feet for repetitive movement operating foots controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.
Learn more at www.avantorinc.com and www.settingscienceinmotion.com.