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Research Laboratory Assistant

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

**Research Laboratory Assistant Job Posting**
Kelly Science is the world's most recognized brand in Scientific Staffing with more than 5,000 scientists on assignment daily. We are currently recruiting for a direct hire opportunity in the Kansas City, Mo area for a Research Lab Assistant. The Research Lab Assistant (RLA) is primarily responsible for assisting in lab operation activities and research & development projects. Duties include, but are not limited to, clerical activities, specimen management, specimen pipetting, instrument calibration/operation/maintenance, data entry, specimen storage, following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and ensuring all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, disinfected, and in proper working order.
**Duties:**
-- Performing sample, reagent, and material preparation steps for testing--which may include specimen pipetting with excellent accuracy and precision.
-- Calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures.
-- Maintain inventory of supplies, reagents, and materials.
-- Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities, and instrument maintenance.
-- Perform data queries of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
-- Retrieve, label, and catalog samples for testing and properly store specimens.
-- Perform cleaning and maintenance for laboratory spaces and instruments.
-- Follow quality and safety standards, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies.
-- Disposes of bio-hazardous materials, chemical waste, sharp, and other potentially hazardous materials according to regulations.
-- Review documentation for completeness and accuracy.
-- Work closely with other lab associates to complete daily activities as assigned.
-- Become proficient in systems, including Harvest/Retriever, EtQ, Coupa, etc.
-- Perform various administration responsibilities, including shipping, resolving mailing issues, journal subscription maintenance, office supply inventory and ordering backup, etc.
-- Other duties as assigned.
**Requirements:**
-- High School diploma or equivalent required.
-- Previous laboratory experience preferred.
-- Must be comfortable with biological specimen handling.
-- Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies.
-- Good time management and organizational skills. Attentive to detail.
-- Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization.
-- Good verbal & written communication skills.
-- Ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
-- Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards at all times.
-- Identify ways to improve quality, efficiency, and productivity through process improvements.
**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.
**Why Kelly** **--** **?**
Kelly-- Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.
**About Kelly** **--**
At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.
Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ()

Keywords: Kelly Services, Kansas City , Research Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Kansas City, Kansas

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