Kelly Services TC12 - Laboratory Assistant in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Job Description

Job Title: Lab Assistant I

Basic Summary:

Perform basic laboratory and record keeping tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Wash and dry glassware and distribute to appropriate locations within the laboratory. Keep glass-washing area clean and organized. May sterilize glassware and other items using an autoclave.

  • Label tubes, devices and containers and perform laboratory set-up/clean-up.

  • Assist technical personnel with clerical duties (e.g., filing, making copies, etc.).

  • Monitor inventory and stock assigned areas.

  • May record observations and measurements for basic lab/research tasks.

  • Operate basic lab equipment and perform routine maintenance as needed.

  • Perform limited troubleshooting and calibration of instruments as appropriate for assigned area.

  • May be responsible for preparing simple lab solutions (e.g., buffers, media/common vehicles).

  • May generate reports, data, and forms.

  • Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).

  • Experience: None.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • Certifications/Licensure: None.

  • Other: Must be detail-oriented and have general familiarity with lab procedures. Good verbal communication skills required. Basic computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software.

Physical Demands:

  • Employees must be able to lift, move, manipulate, and/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds; this includes work materials, equipment, and/or supplies.

  • Must be able to perform procedures, which require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.

  • Must be able to frequently hold and manipulate work materials while utilizing fine motor skills.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • Works in a research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at noise levels ranging from low to moderate.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.

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With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world

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AboutKelly Services ®

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.