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Safety and Logistic Technician
Ref No.: 18-25342
Location: San Diego, California
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Title:                                               Safety and Logistic Technician

Work Location:                              San Diego, CA 92106
Duration:                                        Temp to Direct Hire

Job Description:

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: This is not a regular "clearance" just a higher level of background check that includes fingerprinting and credit check.

Provides administrative and basic technical support for the laboratory, to enhance operating efficiency. Receive supplies and samples through the warehouse to include the documentation of sample details in a tracking system. Conduct review of laboratory equipment and conditions as related to established safe operations protocols. Address nonconformance to avoid mission impacts.

  • Coordinates specimen shipping and receiving activities. Assists with the transport and delivery of specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Works underneath a biological safety cabinet, receives specimens, and verifies specimen acceptability.
  • Assists the laboratory with aliquotting and labeling specimens for testing. Performs laboratory processes using aseptic techniques.
  • Performs laboratory data entry, scans various data forms and case report forms.
  • Maintains logs, binders, and records of activities.
  • Organizes and files paperwork, manuals, and binders.
  • Calibrates minor equipment including but not limited to timers and thermometers.
  • Assists with appointment coordination of repair and upkeep for major laboratory equipment including but not limited to centrifuges and freezers.
  • Assists with laboratory equipment inventory.
  • Must be able to be on call and respond to equipment issues 24/7.
  • Assists the laboratory with archiving specimen and retrieving specimens for additional testing.
  • Reviews existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to include safety and equipment management.
  • Assists with the coordination of all aspects of the safety and health program of laboratory staff.
  • Gives safety presentations.
  • Monitors day to day facilities issues.
  • As needed, updates muster sheets and safety boards.
  • Assists with laboratory purchase processes including contacting vendors for quotes and invoices and creating purchase orders, as needed.
  • Assists with the receipt and distribution of incoming laboratory supplies that are purchased.
  • Assists with laboratory equipment validation.
  • Contributes to the team effort by accomplishing related duties as needed.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
2-year degree or certification in related technical field (or equivalent) and 0-2 years of experience.

  • Proficient skills in use of word processing, spreadsheets, email, digital and analog phones.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize multiple projects.
  • Ability to lift boxes approximately 10-25 pounds and push a cart.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to interface with investigators, research staff, and study participants.