Onsite Sr. Lab Technician


Cambridge, MA

The Opportunity:

At Avantor, people are the most important part of our success because they drive our global performance. That’s why our Avantor Lab and Production Services team is a trusted partner in supporting the innovation and growth objectives of labs across the globe.

Location: Cambridge, MA
Shift: Mon – Fri, ~7:30 am – 4 pm
Wage Range: $25 – 27 per hour DOE

  • Health and Wellness: Medical, Dental, Vision and Wellness programs (eligible for medical coverage on day 1)

  • Time Off: Paid Time Off (PTO), and Company paid holidays,

  • Financial Well Being: Spending Accounts: Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA), commuter benefits, 401(k), tuition assistance, employee stock purchase plan discount,

  • Added Protection Coverage: To include critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident, legal, identity theft protection, pet, auto and home insurance,

  • Recognition: Celebrate your peers and earn points to redeem on gifts and products.

What we’re looking for:

  • High School diploma or GED is required; Associate degree or BA/BS Degree in science preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a laboratory setting and understanding of laboratory equipment required.

  • Microsoft Office experience required with proficiency in Word and Excel.

  • Covid-19 vaccination required.

  • Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and can act independently.

  • High level of customer service skills with a professional, can-do demeanor.

  • Requires laboratory knowledge including using various instruments to prepare for and perform tests.

  • Knowledge of the processes involved in documenting experiments required.

  • Able to lift 25 lbs.

  • Effective communication, both verbal and written, with customer and internal stakeholders required.

  • Ability to follow site protocols, policies, and procedures to stay safe, prioritize tasks, solve problems, ensure quality, and meet goals.

  • Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, and security clearances required.

  • Knowledge of Avantor products and services desired, not required.

How you will thrive and create an impact:

Avantor’s Lab and Production Services team is a crucial part of the Avantor Services group serving over 500 customers in biopharma, pharmaceutical, educational, industrial, and high-tech industries with customizable, flexible solutions and end-to-end laboratory operations support.

In this role you will:

  • Provide direct benchtop services support at customer facilities.

  • Execute routine laboratory support procedures and preparations (e.g. media/buffer prep, solvent/reagent mixtures, filtrations, material weighing, some physical testing, witness senior staff experiments).

  • Maintain lab inventory and labeling (e.g. chemical reagents, glassware, gas cylinder levels).

  • Verification/maintenance of laboratory equipment (e.g. balances, pH meters, sonicator cleaning, glass washing).

  • Operates purification equipment for manufacturing purposes according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Assists with experiments to develop scaled-up purification processes.

  • Provides technical support for production operations.

  • Assists with the calibration, trouble shooting, and validation of lab equipment.

  • Independently reads specifications and procedures.

  • Maintains a laboratory notebook, testing records, or worksheets according to established laboratory and manufacturing procedures.

  • Excellent knowledge of production and manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledgeable of biological/pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment.

  • Excellent time management, communication, and organization skills

  • Other duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Why Avantor?

Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.

The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.

We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!

EEO Statement:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.

3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.