Senior Laboratory Specialist

Job Title
Senior Laboratory Specialist
Job ID
Piscataway,  NJ 08854-8009
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Sampled enables clients to advance human health by leveraging active biological samples through preservation, immortalization and utilization in comprehensive multiomics research within the only leading-edge Global Integrated Analytical Biorepository. We care for our partners’ samples to enable them to transform medicine and save lives.  
Based at our global Headquarters in Piscataway, New Jersey, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Specialist with a passion for benchwork to join our team and participate in client projects which will ultimately impact human health.  
Reporting to the Supervisor of the Cellular Services Lab, the Senior Lab Specialist will perform multiple processes including PBMC isolation and cryopreservation, other assays, and tests; propagates non-animal specimens and cell cultures; prepares biomaterials including stool for testing.
Also required to assist with the immortalization of human lymphocyte cell lines and cryopreservation of these cell lines for long term storage.
Working hours Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
• Perform routine laboratory procedures as required to meet daily lab operation expectations, including whole blood and cell cultures for establishment of transformed lymphocyte cell lines and DNA extractions for genetic studies.  
• Maintain accurate records in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to ensure sample identify data and sample processing data.  
• Perform quality control and assurance checks as samples are processed, resolve sample discrepancy problems in coordination with laboratory staff, directors and cell services staff.
• Provide professional level laboratory technical support involving the application of scientific research methods and techniques, as directed by the Laboratory management team.
• Follow quality control policies and procedures on all aspects of laboratory operations.
• Take personal responsibility to deliver client services to a consistently high standard.
• Follow Standard Operating Procedures and adhere to all safety and company policies.
• Be effective team player, with behaviors reflecting the Sampled Values:  Strive to delight our clients, Move innovation forward, Accelerate your business, Rise together as a team, Transcend what is possible.
• Perform related responsibilities as needed
• Requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in a Life Sciences field (Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry).
• Minimum 2 years’ post-qualification experience in all aspects of blood processing and cell culture, including PBMC isolation, viability testing, LCL conversion, passaging and cryopreservation.
• Must be able to read and understand technical documents, and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
• Experienced in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP). Experienced in working with a quality driven system.
• Must have strong organization skills, with the ability to conduct and organize activities in a commercial laboratory efficiently and expeditiously while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.  Able to manage multiple tasks.
• Experienced using laboratory information systems.
• Able to operate scientific instruments, with good manual dexterity.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong mathematics and analytical skills.
• Team player with good interpersonal skills
• This position will require occasional, sometimes significant, work on weekend and holidays due to the inherent demands of cell processing and culture.
Sampled is an Equal Opportunity / AAP Employer (M/F/Disabled/Veteran)
Sampled is committed to building a sustainable, inclusive and diverse culture where team members enjoy equal opportunities in a safe, supportive and empowering environment. Sampled believes that as an organisation we have a duty to be actively engaged in supporting not just the clients and industries we serve but the communities where we live and work.

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