AMRI Laboratory Assistant - Chemical Development in Rensselaer, New York

Laboratory Assistant (Temporary) in Albany, NY

Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Laboratory Assistant's role is to perform operations which aid in maximizing the research productivity of the laboratory staff. Day to day functions include cleaning chemistry glassware, laboratory and supply areas, as well as maintaining and updating the chemical inventory.


  • Conduct laboratory operations in a safe and responsible manner. Maintain familiarity with the Chemical Hygiene Plan. Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.

  • Follow responsible actions regarding chemical disposal. Maintain compliance with all regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.

  • Maintain the laboratory equipment in a clean, organized and orderly manner. Responsible for washing, cleaning, drying, and putting away all chemistry glassware in pre-assigned locations as directed by the scientific staff.

  • Keep laboratory clean and organized, with particular emphasis to visits from customers and other guests. Keep sink area and personal workspace clean and organized.

  • Wipe down lab benches, lab surfaces, and lab shelving; sweep and mop lab floors; clean lab ovens and refrigerator(s) and freezers in accordance with a Maintenance Schedule, appropriate SOPs, and on an as needed basis.

  • Refill solvent bottles, prepare aqueous and solvent solutions as needed or requested.

  • Prepare and crush empty solvent containers as needed following established procedures and safety protocol.

  • Wash lab coats, rags and towels used in the laboratory.

  • Stock materials and supplies in supply and storage areas, and keep those areas organized and clean.

  • Assist scientists with operations involving some technical manipulations, if appropriate.

  • Maintain theGMPLaboratory in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Maintain a professional demeanor.

  • Participate in self-development activities and training of others.

  • Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or services.

  • Perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business.

Education and/or Experience

· High School Diploma or equivalent

· Chemical Hygiene training

Job: *Development

Organization: *AMRI Albany

Title: Laboratory Assistant - Chemical Development

Location: NY-Rensselaer

Requisition ID: 1001174

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