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Lab Assistant

  • Location: New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2022-01-11
  • Job Ref: 22-01176
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Job Description
Position:  Laboratory Technician
General:  Company is implementing a large-scale phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine trial beginning in late September 2020.  A variety of temporary staff positions are needed in order to conduct this pivotal trial.  Positions will vary in length from 4 months to approximately 27 months, and may be either full or part time.  Positions will be based out of either New Brunswick or Piscataway.
  1. Process blood & nasal swab samples (i.e. spin, aliquot) in accordance with the protocol laboratory manual
  2. Freeze samples in preparation for shipment to the central laboratory
  3. Maintain inventory of laboratory kits; anticipate laboratory kit and shipping carton needs by consulting with the research team on the participant schedule; order additional laboratory kits and shipping cartons as needed.
  4. Prepare shipping manifests for shipment of samples to central laboratory
  5. Package and ship samples to the central laboratory in accordance with IATA regulations
  6. Maintain inventory of Dry Ice and shipping supplies; order additional supplies as needed
  7. Perform urine pregnancy point of care tests as needed
  8. Additional duties as assigned
Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in a science related field preferred; experience may substitute for academic qualifications.  IATA certification and training in laboratory health and safety required.