Job: Laboratory Assistant, Anatomic Pathology, Altasciences Preclinical Services, Everett, WA

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Laboratory Assistant, Anatomic Pathology
Job location:
Everett, WA 98203 United States

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Job Description

Everett, WA, USA Req #1157

Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS,Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.

Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

Are you looking to grow your career in research? Laboratory Assistant, Anatomic Pathology could be the job for you. The Laboratory Assistant supports the Anatomic Pathology personnel in conducting daily processes, assists staff in the operation and maintenance of equipment, instrumentation, and overall care in the laboratory environment.

• Maintains a safe, clean and orderly laboratory environment
• Assists with necropsy and trimming preparation
• Operates and maintains equipment
• Ordering of warehouse supplies and data entry to laboratory inventory records
• Ensures proper documentation and labeling of laboratory reagents
• Disposition of hazardous chemical, generation of the hazardous chemical lab pack and data entry to the laboratory hazardous chemical records
• Performs paraffin tissue processing
• Performs routine hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining and cover slipping of microscopic slides
• Documentation and data review practices in compliance
• Prepares specimens for shipment
• Prepares specimens for archive
• May cross train in other laboratory areas

Job Requirements

• High school diploma or GED required; undergraduate work in Biology or related sciences preferred
• 6 months - 1 year experience working in a research or laboratory setting
• Basic computer software skills required
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as SOPs, safety rules, software manuals, and study documents. Ability to write routine correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization
• Basic math skills required
• Continual GLP training, applicable Health & Safety training, relevant department SOPs, annual formaldehyde testing
• Ability to troubleshoot basic laboratory equipment
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• Pay Type Hourly
• Required Education High School
• Job Start Date Monday, October 26, 2020
• Everett, WA, USA

Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

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(Job number: 3949984)