IT Services and IT Consulting
The Lab Assistant is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of a laboratory within Leidos, a global science and technology solutions company. This includes assisting with the setup and maintenance of laboratory equipment, preparing samples and materials for testing, and accurately recording and documenting lab results. The Lab Assistant should have a strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and a basic understanding of laboratory procedures.
- Assist with the setup and maintenance of laboratory equipment, including calibrating and cleaning as needed
- Prepare samples and materials for testing, following established protocols and procedures
- Accurately record and document lab results, including data entry and maintaining detailed and organized lab notebooks
- Participate in laboratory meetings and contribute to team discussions and project planning.
- Assisting in the planning, allocation, and adaptation of laboratory resources and equipment for current or upcoming science teams.
- Coordinating intra- and intercontinental science sample movements with both scientists and a variety of work centers.
- Preparing weekly and end-of-season status reports. Creating and updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as necessary.
- Cleaning, organization and preparation of laboratories, offices, aquarium facilities, loading docks, staging space, cold storage rooms, conference rooms, and other common-use areas within the facility.
- Monitoring and maintaining the aquarium, cold storage rooms, and all shared-use areas within the facility.
- Managing inventory and tracking of samples, equipment, or other resources as necessary.
- Briefing various agencies and ASC departments on current research; providing tours of laboratory facilities.
- Monitoring the Duty Pager 24/7 for alarms or issues approximately one week per month.
- Providing input on suggested improvements to the laboratory spaces and associated systems that would enhance their use as research facilities.
- Shoveling and otherwise maintaining entrances/exits to the facility for safe and proper egress.
- Supporting the Hazardous Materials Specialist with monitoring the receipt, inventory, disposal and proper use of hazardous laboratory chemicals. Assisting with the segregation and packaging of laboratory solid wastes for proper disposal, reuse, and/or recycling. Monitoring the use of radioisotopes and radiation producing equipment by National Science Foundation (NSF)/ Office of Polar Programs’ (OPP) approved groups. Providing cryogen support where required.
- Supporting the Instrument Technician by testing, maintaining and calibrating equipment and instrumentation as requested for operations.
- Managing all laboratory activities. (winter only)
- Being the primary science liaison, which includes coordinating with other work centers and departments for facility inspections, tours, and the completion of work orders/tasking within the facility. (winter only)
- Follow all safety protocols and guidelines within the laboratory
- Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor or Manager
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. biology, chemistry, environmental science)
- Basic understanding of laboratory procedures and equipment
- Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software programs
- Ability to work remotely and adjust to changing schedules as needed
- Experience in a laboratory setting a plus, but not required.
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