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Laboratory Associate

Newark, DE 19711

Posted: 06/26/2024 Job Category: Laboratory Job Number: KG221321614

Job Description

Sirius Staffing is seeking a Laboratory Associate to join an Investigative Sciences (Toxicology) Group at a research facility located in Newark, DE. 

$27-29/hr BOE + benefits offered 
Holiday Pay | PTO hours accrued 
The successful candidate will conduct routine research laboratory activities and information/data management activities supporting research and development with guidance from a Senior Laboratory Associate and within established procedures. Working in an interdisciplinary team environment, the successful candidate will identify and suggest improvements in methods, plan projects of limited duration and scope, and troubleshoot experiments when erroneous or unexpected results occur. Responsibilities will also include utilizing various techniques, effectively documenting findings, and communicating results produced from research experiments and information/data management. 

  • Perform in vitro mammalian cell-based assays (endocrine, metabolism, etc.)
  • Assist in research project design and data interpretation of in vitro toxicology assays
  • Perform tube and multi-well plate-based assays, including receptor binding, inhibition, and enzymatic assays
  • Performing extraction procedures and sample analysis via LC/MS   
  • Perform tissue homogenization procedures 
  • Prepare buffers, basic wet chemistry calculations, and serial dilutions
  • Conduct statistical analysis of data and preparation of reports or research papers based on the results of the assays performed
  • Write and revise technical documents, including lab standard operating procedures (SOPs) and testing protocols
  • Schedule maintenance or repair for lab equipment, order lab supplies, and routine safety inspections
Required Education: 
  • M.S. or B.S. degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related science field
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in an industrial laboratory environment.
  • Formal training working with various cell lines in culture (aseptic technique)
  • Strong computer software skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and scientific graphing software such as PRISM or Origin
  • Experience with LC/MS quantitative analysis
  • Experience with UV spectrophotometers and UV/fluorescence/luminescence plate readers 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including networking ability with the desire to contribute towards team success
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
Additional Beneficial Experience 
  • Familiarity with GLP guideline studies
  • Automation of analyses, familiarity with robotics
  • Experience working with radio-labeled materials
  • Experience working with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) materials
Sirius Staffing Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.

Meet Your Recruiter

Alicia Paslawsky
Senior Technical Recruiter

Alicia Paslawsky joined Sirius Staffing in 2017 as a Senior Technical Recruiter, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the field. She is passionate about facilitating success for both candidates and clients by matching top talent with their specific needs. Specializing in a diverse range of roles, Alicia excels in placing professionals such as Pharmaceutical Technicians, Lab Operators, Chemists, Warehouse Associates, Packaging Technicians, Engineers, Designers, and Administrative Assistants, among others. Her commitment extends beyond mere placement; Alicia prioritizes cultivating lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike.

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