Lab Operation Specialist
Development & Test
PhiladelphiaPA Contract Aug 30, 2023
Lab Operation Specialist!

Our science and research client is seeking a Lab Operation Specialist.  The Lab Operations Specialist plays a critical role in ensuring smooth and efficient laboratory operations. This position focuses on handling instrument connectivity, data and software management, and vendor interactions. The specialist will work closely with lab personnel, data engineers, IT teams, and lab DevOps engineers to streamline processes and optimize the lab's productivity.


Instrument Connectivity Management:
  • Configure, troubleshoot, and maintain the connectivity of various lab instruments, ensuring seamless data flow between instruments and data systems.
  • Collaborate with vendors and IT teams to implement and integrate instrument specific software and protocols.
Inventory and Procurement:
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of lab instruments, ensuring accuracy in the lab's asset management system.
  • Assist in the procurement process for lab equipment, coordinating with purchasing and vendors to acquire necessary supplies and instruments.
Data Management:
  • Work closely with data engineers and IT teams to ensure the efficient and secure handling of data generated by lab instruments.
  • Help develop and implement data management strategies to organize, store, and retrieve lab generated data effectively.
  • Collaborate with data engineers to design and maintain databases or data repositories for lab experiments and research projects.
  • Implement data backup and recovery procedures to ensure data integrity and availability.
Troubleshooting and Support:
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to lab personnel regarding instrument connectivity, software, and other related issues.
  • Collaborate with IT teams to address network related challenges affecting lab instruments.
Software Management:
  • Monitor and manage software licenses for lab specific applications and tools, ensuring compliance with vendor agreements and optimizing license utilization.
  • Coordinate software updates, patches, and license renewals to maintain optimal functionality and security.
Vendor Relationship Management:
  • Act as the primary point of contact for instrument vendors, establishing and maintaining positive working relationships.
  • Collaborate with vendors to address technical issues, claims, and service requests promptly and efficiently.
Process Improvement:
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency gains within lab operations.
  • Suggest and implement improvements to enhance instrument connectivity, software management, and vendor interactions.

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific field or IT related discipline.
  • Proficiency in both Windows PowerShell and Linux shell scripting.
  • Proven experience in laboratory operations, instrument connectivity, or related roles.
  • Familiarity with scientific instruments, software, and protocols commonly used in the lab setting.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to handle technical challenges independently.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross functional teams and external vendors.
  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to maintain accurate records and inventory.
  • Experience in data management and working with data engineers or IT teams is a plus.