Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Technical Laboratory Assistant in San Marcos, Texas

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Summary:

The Technical Laboratory Assistant will participate in activities to support Laboratory Operations.

Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Receiving and handling potentially infectious material (including HIV-1) in a BSL-2 laboratory, accessioning samples, coordinating testing, and processing results.

  • Performs general laboratory duties (cleaning, maintenance, inventory, stocking supplies, receiving supplies).

  • Perform general laboratory duties (cleaning, maintenance, inventory, receiving and stocking supplies).

  • Accurately and consistently complete primary job responsibilities independently and in a timely manner, under supervision.

  • Organizes and assembles data (with appropriate quality checks), generates tables and figures, solves routine problems for diverse procedures, and writes technical documents using Excel/Word/Powerpoint.

  • Conduct routine to complex studies, under guidance.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Must demonstrate high attention to detail and strong organization and time management skills.

  • Responsible for keeping up with work process flow/volume.

  • Broad understanding of instrumentation, scientific principles, and basic laboratory math.

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to solve routine problems for diverse procedures.

  • Able to work standard business hours and able to work overtime or flexible work hours, as required

  • Ability to collaborate with, assist, and coordinate with other staff members to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrates the ability to learn and apply new skills – especially as new technology becomes available that would enhance the workplace.

Must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Conceptual thinking—using basic rules, seeing patterns, and problem- solving

  • Proactive, shows initiative, takes ownership, and seizes opportunities to develop new skill sets

  • Customer service—meeting customer needs, showing concern for order and quality

  • Collaborating with others— strong interpersonal and communication skills, works effectively as part of a team and shows flexibility and self-control

  • "Personal impact"—offers customer service with a professional demeanor

  • Confidentiality—not only being discreet with information, but also exhibiting traits that indicate discretion.

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or related field of study. Experience in microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, virology, viral/nucleic acid assays, and databases are desired. Lab-based research project experience preferred, but not required. A familiarity with GLP requirements (or previous work in a regulated environment i.e. GMP) is preferred, but not required.

Work is performed in a clinical and/or a laboratory environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to electrical office equipment, chemicals, cold temperatures. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments, and gloves. Frequently sits and bends neck for 4-6 hours per day. Walks, bends and twists waist, and squats. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Moderate lifting of 15-30lbs. with a maximum lift of 45 lbs. May reach above and below shoulder height. Color perception/discrimination, near vision and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.

Location: [[mfield6]] : [[cust_building]]

Learn more about Grifols at http://www.grifols.com/es/web/international/home

Req ID: 74311

Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Category: Technical Assistance