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Laboratory Assistant  

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Merieux NutriSciences welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  
Category Laboratory (General)  

Purpose of Job:

The incumbent is responsible for providing basic assistance to the microbiology, chemistry, and maintenance operations of the laboratory.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain clean laboratory by washing countertops, sweeping floor, and storing analysis materials.

  • Sterilize containers before washing to avoid contamination.

  • Wash containers used in analysis and return to the laboratory for the next test.

  • Prepare sample for analysis as instructed.

  • Autoclave materials to sterilize for the next use. Discard waste and sterilize work area after each process.

  • Record temperatures of incubators to create needed environment for sample.

  • Assist other laboratory personnel performing testing procedures as instructed by the supervisor.

  • Maintain equipment in working order to perform necessary preventative maintenance.

  • Update logbooks and maintenance records.

  • May be required to occasionally pick up sample from the client and deliver to the laboratory.

  • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.

  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.

  • This position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed complaint system.

  • Adhere to all safety policies.

  • Perform other related duties as needed.

  • Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation maintenance, and improvement of the management system.

Position Requirements
  • This position requires the ability to follow specific instructions.
  • A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System is required to enter client data.
  • The incumbent may be required to operate company vehicle that would require the skill to operate a motor vehicle and exhibit safe driving skills.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Laboratory Assistant  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Minnetonka, MN  
About the Organization Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to improving food safety and quality through nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation at every step of the food supply chain.

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