Taconic Biosciences, Inc. Senior Laboratory Specialist in Germantown, New York

Department Description

Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing the highest quality laboratory animal models and related services to the international biomedical research community for over 60 years, is seeking a Senior Lab Specialist, Support Laboratory and Environmental Monitoring to join our team in our Germantown, NY location. We support leading universities, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies with high quality products and services that are essential to their processes empower them to progress their research forward.

We're looking for dedicated, highly motivated, and passionate individuals who will help us carry out our mission: to create innovative solutions that both progress medical research and maintain the highest standards of laboratory animal care.

Brief Description

The Senior Lab Specialist, Support Laboratory and Environmental Monitoring position is responsible for routine lot release testing, routine water analysis, and aseptic transferal of test samples to transport medium for shipment to the Microbiology laboratory in Albany. They will also perform data entry for lot releases and accessioning of test samples. This individual will also be the primary back-up for the Environmental Monitoring technician, whose responsibilities include scheduling, sample collection, sample analysis, microbial identification, data entry, and data review. This position is responsible and accountable for the accuracy of test results.

Detailed Description

Duties of the Senior Lab Specialist, Support Laboratory and Environmental Monitoring include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Organizing, prioritizing, and performing lot release testing for routine autoclave loads and other critical warehouse supplies

  • Performing weekly water analysis (chlorine and pH analysis) for Taconic barrier locations

  • Aseptically transferring daily Gnotobiotic test samples into transport medium, accessioning them in our LIMS system, and packing them for safe transport to the Albany facility.

  • Utilizing state-of-the-art microbial growth and identification equipment (anaerobic chamber, MALDI-TOF spectrometer, ATP meter, air sampler) to detect and identify microorganisms in diagnostic and environmental samples;

  • Maintaining laboratory equipment including both maintenance and any necessary calibrations, certifications, or validations;

  • Ensuring that all microbiology and environmental monitoring results are accurately reported and recorded in eLIMS and TQMS;

  • Reviewing all data from the laboratory to ensure accuracy and accountability for accuracy.

Job Requirements

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with microbiology coursework, or technical/managerial experience at an equivalent level. Experience in skilled or technical assignments requiring previous training to perform operations and resolve problems where some guidelines or standards are provided.

1-3 years of relevant experience and/or training.

Additional Details

At Taconic, we are dedicated to finding solutions to improve human health. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan, and more!

If you are looking for a rewarding career and the opportunity to grow, apply today!

How To Apply

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

Job Title: Senior Laboratory Specialist

Location: Germantown, NY, US

Department Name: Diagnostics Services (Health Testing) - 4475

Currency: USD

Amount of Travel: No Travel

Work At Home: No