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Aerotek Lab Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Summary

The Laboratory Technician enhances the laboratory and organization’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and diverse requests, while exploring opportunities to add value to Department Programs. A primary component of this job is to aid and assist researchers with facility and safety related needs in a laboratory environment. The Laboratory Technician must be able to perform work independently and as a Lab Services and Operation team member in order to ensure all responsibilities are completed in timely manner.

Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

• Support all laboratory services work as needed. This includes materials, chemical, and equipment management tasks as assigned by the manager.

• Dispose of biohazardous materials, chemical waste, sharp and other potentially hazardous materials according to regulations

• Perform glass wash and autoclaving activities

• Perform routine maintenance to assist in equipment management - such as scheduling refrigerators cleaning, freezer defrosts and incubator decontaminations, reorganization, and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment

• Interface with vendors for routine and emergency maintenance if needed

• Work as a liaison between lab personnel, lab operations and facilities

• Basic Buffer and Reagent Preparation

• Basic Routine Equipment Calibration

• Lab inventory management that includes Tissue Room and main lab stocking

• Equipment tagging and matrix implementation

• Regularly update reference materials with information changes and identify ways to improve quality, efficiency and productivity through process improvements

• Participate in projects and lab services meetings

• Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner

• Work as a member of the lab support team, perform routine and other duties as assigned

• Other duties as required

Technical Requirements & Skills:

• 2+ years of previous experience in a scientific laboratory services or lab services role in a university or industrial research environment

• Aseptic technique knowledge

• DOT/IATA Professional certification (certification class available on the job)

• GHS and Hazardous Communication

• HAZWOPER certification a plus, but not required

• Customer oriented, excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization

• Ability to execute duties with a high attention to detail and to adjust workload based on priorities

• Must have exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving skills

• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

• Ability to work independently and be proactive with a can-do attitude

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

• Must be comfortable with biological specimen handling

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

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.