Kelly Services Laboratory Technician in South San Francisco, California

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Biosample Operations Laboratory Technician I in South San Francisco, CA to work an initial 3-year contract assignment for one of our top clients. Kelly is a full-service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100™ companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally.

Primary Description of the Laboratory Technician Role:

The Biosample Operations Laboratory Technician I will be responsible for receiving study samples via the receiving department and/or couriers into operations, including unpacking and checking of received samples, as well as performing inventory of inbound shipments, logging samples into sample management databases, and managing sample discrepancies as necessary.

Primary Responsibilities of the Laboratory Technician:

  • Ensures that samples are managed and stored according to protocol requirements and operations best practices.

  • Sets-up and prepares outbound shipping requests and related documents within agreed timelines, packs samples for dispatch according to the applicable transport regulations.

  • Organizes and tracks sample shipments to internal and external analytical laboratories, arranges for appropriate transport, liaises with Couriers or local shipping department, as appropriate.

  • Destroys samples in accordance with applicable guidelines on request.

  • Performs manual and/or automated sample processing for serum/plasma/urine/DNA/RNA aliquoting.

  • Performs DNA/RNA isolation from various clinical sample types Blood, Tissues, WBCs, plasma, saliva, urine on a routine basis, according to timelines set by the Supervisor.

  • Performs in-process QC methods to assess quality of samples.

  • Maintains detailed laboratory records of samples QC steps and related quality data.

  • Supports the evaluation of novel technologies and techniques for their suitability for analysing clinical samples.

  • Supports method development, qualification, and implementation of laboratory instruments.

  • Supports laboratory process optimization and validation.

  • Support experiments that address critical findings from analytical data anomalies that are potentially sample-related; participates in interpretation of results and authorship of final reports.

  • Supports the Lab Head and the Biosample Operations Lab Supervisor in implementing new processes, systems and SOPs/guidance.

  • Monitors freezers e.g. temperature monitoring, issue logs, maintenance, freezer space organization etc.

Education and Experience Requirements of the Laboratory Technician:

  • BS/MS with at least 3 years of experience in molecular biology technics applied in a pharmaceutical/biotech company.

  • Good theoretical and practical understanding of nucleic acid handling and analysis.

  • Prior experience in DNA next generation sequencing (NGS).

  • Computer skills in laboratory informatics systems and data processing.

  • Experience working in multi-cultural teams.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory managing clinical or non-clinical samples.

  • Experience in utilizing a variety of analytical platforms and instrumentation.

  • Proficiency with PC computer systems, including email and calendar applications and MS Office.

  • Good organizational, multitasking, and prioritization skills.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Requires attention to detail, and accuracy in data entry, while maintaining study timelines.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills paired with partnering and performance skills.

  • Team player with demonstrated good interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships within functional area.

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to tight timelines Customer orientated mind-set Good level of initiative and the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

Additional Information:

  • Contract assignment, duration 3-years.

  • Work schedule: Full-Time; First Shift.

  • Pay Rate: Determined by experience.

Kelly Temporary Employee Perks:

  • Group medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options that are available for purchase—and the coverage is portable

  • Service bonus plan and Holiday pay plan, if qualified

  • Weekly electronic pay options

  • Free online training campus available

  • Exclusive online employee community

  • Corporate discounts

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This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must submit your resumes to . Thank you for your interest in the assignment!

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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.

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AboutKelly Services ®

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

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

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