Facilities Lab Assistant (Contract)

Cambridge, MA


Facilities Lab Assistant



About the Role:

  • Minimum 1 to 3 years lab support experience preferred
  • Must have availability and a flexible schedule to work overtime and respond during off hours for the Facilities alarm schedule and other non-frequent occurrences
  • Aid with vendor management when they are onsite
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize as workload requires
  • Be able to assist in loading dock functions (receive and deliver items, reconcile paperwork, use of a manual pallet jack/electric pallet jack)
  • Aid in removal of laboratory waste streams (bio-waste, non-regulated and regulated medical waste) as needed
  • Assist in stock room management with supplies as needed
  • Assist in new hire onboarding and assorted HR related functions (lab tours, providing facilities-based trainings,)
  • Must have at least basic computer knowledge including experience using Microsoft Office applications (IE: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly throughout the shift


About You:

  • Must have consistent professionalism, high energy, and confidence to execute unique tasks
  • Desire to learn and take direction from knowledgeable and experienced teammates
  • Follow up with customers, be confident to provide and receive feedback, and see problems through to resolution
  • The ability to create individual task lists and execute each and every day
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and sufficient to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Possessing DOT, RCRA, and IATA training is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence across multiple functions.
  • Familiarity with using power tools and other assorted tools
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself with the Facilities team and the company as a whole



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