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Assistant Lab Technician, Compound Management

Company: Southern Research
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

ASSISTANT LAB TECHNICIAN, COMPOUND MANAGEMENT General Summary This position is responsible for assisting in the management of the compound repository and chemical stockroom for the Chemistry Department. Works with members of Compound Management in the receipt, storage, inventory, and dissemination of chemicals and compounds. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Receives all compounds that chemists submit to the compound repository. The vials are to be added to the electronic inventory system regularly.
  • Sample requests are to be addressed promptly, typically completed within one day. A record of requests and their current status is maintained.
  • Ensures that care is taken during the weighing of samples. The weighed samples must be labeled and the inventory must be updated to reflect the changes. Sample request documents are to be updated.
  • Weighed samples may be required to be delivered within the SR campus or shipped to the appropriate recipient. Authoring of shipping documents is commonly required.
  • Receives all materials purchased for the chemists including some hazardous chemicals.
  • Implements and observes appropriate safety and health practices including personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe laboratory practices.
  • Chemicals are to be registered and inventoried before being distributed to the chemists.
  • Performs associated duties as may be required by Compound Management. Requirements/Minimum Qualifications
    • Must have completed some undergraduate-level chemistry coursework; organic chemistry coursework is preferred.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications - Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with others.
    • Must possess attention to detail with the ability to spot an error among large amounts of data.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be results-oriented, and have excellent time management skills.
    • As a Federal contractor, Southern Research may be required to comply with a Federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate. In that event, Southern Research will require that all newly hired employees show proof of full COVID vaccination or authorized exemption prior to their start date. Work Environment & Conditions This position works in an office and in a laboratory environment and requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including (but not limited to):
      • Eye protection (Safety glasses and/or full-face shield)
      • Respirator (varies based on tasks and barrier requirements)
      • Tyvek/scrub suits
      • Nitrile (or equivalent) gloves (varies based on tasks)
      • Hearing protection (varies based on tasks) Physical Demands
        • Ability to perform work utilizing a computer for extended periods of time
        • Ability to sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area
        • Ability to stand for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area
        • Ability to climb a ladder and stairs in performing the work
        • Ability to walk for reasonable distances in performing the work
        • Ability to lift/carry objects weighing up to 25 lbs. in performing the work
        • Ability to pull or push objects weighing up to 50 lbs. in performing the work
        • Use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
        • Use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech

Keywords: Southern Research, Birmingham , Assistant Lab Technician, Compound Management, Healthcare , Birmingham, Alabama

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