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Preclinical Specimen Processing Technician I

Hiring Organization:
Altasciences Preclinical Services

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Do you want a fast-paced, exciting and innovative career in research? Altasciences Preclinical Services is currently seeking a Specimen Processing Technician to be based out of the Seattle, Washington Area.
The Specimen Processing Technician, working under direct supervision, is responsible for the timely and accurate receipt, processing and storage of laboratory specimens in compliance with GLP guidelines, study protocols and standard operating procedures.
May provide support for other areas within Specimen Management as necessary.
About Altasciences Preclinical Services:
Altasciences Preclinical Services is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Our enthusiasm for customized services that focus on the needs of our clients positions us as the uncommon CRO: uncommonly accessible, flexible and responsive. Located just north of Seattle, WA, our team of experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis make the client relationship a top priority. We believe the experience is as important as the science that drives it. We believe a better future is possible for everyone and we're using our nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Want to be a part of a dynamic team that provides continuous professional development opportunities? Work with Altasciences Preclinical Services and set your future in motion!
? Responsible for working in compliance with GLP guidelines, study protocols and standard operating procedures
? Receive, log in, centrifuge, separate and/or prepare specimens according to SOPs and protocol design with limited supervision
? Maintain and utilize laboratory equipment and instruments
? Maintain chain of custody of all specimens processed and ensure timely transfer of specimens for analysis, shipment or storage
? Maintain documentation of procedures and equipment used and perform QC of forms and logs
? Maintain specimen receipt and processing area in an orderly and clean manner
? Handle and dispose biological and/or chemical substances and wastes in accordance with applicable policies and procedures
? Maintain laboratory supplies such as pipette tips, cryovials and storage boxes
? Assist shipping area with arranging and ensuring accuracy of specimen shipment
? Cross-train to perform other duties within Specimen Management
? Assist other areas of Specimen Management as needed
? Perform other duties as assigned by department supervisor, manager or director

? High school diploma required, and should possess a basic understanding of laboratory and processing equipment
? Previous experience in a laboratory desired, specimen processing preferred
? CLA (Certified Laboratory Aide) certification is a plus
? Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
? Basic verbal and communication skills including the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software and procedure manuals and study documents
? Must be able to write correspondence and speak effectively with other groups within the organization. Routine reports may be requested
? Previous laboratory experience preferred. Continual GLP training
? Strong cross-team collaboration with the ability to be flexible and work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
? Wears appropriate PPE in accordance with policies and procedures. PPE may include, but is not limited to: N-95 respirator, face mask, safety glasses, goggles, face shield, gloves, and lab coat
? Some weekend and evening hours will be required to accommodate collection schedule
? Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
What We Offer:
? Competitive salary
? Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
? 401K with company match
? Life insurance
? Relaxed dress code
? Paid holidays
? Paid Time Off
? On-site cafeteria and gym
? Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more
Altasciences Preclinical Services, Seattle LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status.
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Contact Information:
susan robinson
6605 Merrill Creek Parkway
Everett, WA 98203

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