Laboratory Technician I

Company Name:
Fisher Scientific
Laboratory Technician I
Job ID: SP20140412-82356
Expertise Operations
Education Bachelors
Job Type Full-time
Location United States - Maryland - Germantown
Job Level Entry Level
Posting date: December 4, 2014
Fisher BioServiceshas 29 years of experience in biorepository/biobanking services, cold chain logistics, and related support services for healthcare-related research. The company manages high value biological specimens, cell-based therapeutics, vaccines, tissues, and related data in support of both clinical trials and public health research; they store and distribute more than 170,000,000 samples in more than 20 facilities worldwide for government, academic, biotech and pharmaceutical clients. Fisher BioServices is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science. Visit
Position Summary:This is a Laboratory Technician position within the NIDDK contract of Fisher BioServices.
Aliquots biological samples according to client specifications.
Receives, inventories, and withdraws biological specimens of human origin at temperatures ranging from -196oC to ambient.
Unpacks, checks, and places incoming samples into the appropriate storage locations.
Enters sample data into an inventory management system.
Pulls and prepares biological samples for shipment; complies with IATA and DOT regulations for packaging and shipping diagnostic and infectious specimen.
Performs QC checks for back up samples and transfers samples to redundant storage locations.
Responds to and documents freezer alarms; may be asked to be on-call after hours to monitor freezer alarms.
Assists with laboratory and repository maintenance and upkeep.
Assists with administrative functions.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
Education/Training- Bachelors Degree in life science or two years laboratory/repository experience.
Knowledge of methods to handle, process, and store specimens using a computerized storage and retrieval system;
Experience with computers and applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Access);
Knowledge of Universal Precautions and general laboratory and quality control/assurance procedures;
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of technical and professional personnel.
Working Conditions- Laboratory, office, and warehouse
Physical Requirements
Sit at a biological safety cabinet for six hours per day.
Wear personal protective equipment up to eight hours per day (e.g. safety glasses/goggles, face shields, latex/nitrile gloves, laboratory gown).
Process and handle frozen materials on dry ice (-78 C) or liquid nitrogen (-196 C) for up to 8 hours per day.
Use a computer up to six hours per day.
Lift and carry a minimum of 40 lbs.

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