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Actalent Lab Technician in Norton, Massachusetts


The Biorepository Technician I will assist in shipment & receipt, the retrieval and preservation of biological samples that arrive daily or are stored in the repository.

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring of freezers:

  • Respond to freezer alarms in accordance with standard operating procedures

  • Monitor freezers, refrigerator and room temperatures as assigned by Manager

  • Receive biological samples:

  • Unpack specimens and record all pertinent information in Incoming Shipment Batch and incoming folder

  • Create a folder to house all associated paperwork

  • Store at appropriate temperature following guidelines set by procedures

  • Distribute confirmation of shipment receipt form if required by project

  • Receive supplies into inventory:

  • Verify shipment contents against packing list

  • Quarantine Raw Materials for release by QA department

  • Inventory of Frozen Biological Samples:

  • Check information on sample vial against information provided by the study site

  • Scan samples into data management system, BSI

  • Correct paperwork where necessary and inform supervisor/manager of any discrepancies by generating a discrepancy report

  • Assist in the inventory of returned specimens

  • Aliquot frozen specimens utilizing aseptic technique

  • Retrieve Frozen Samples from Inventory and Ship:

  • Pull samples according to requisition, SOP, and instructions

  • Perform quality control verification of outgoing samples

  • Update Outgoing Batch Record

  • Contact receiving labs prior to shipment to confirm shipping address and ensure contact will be available to receive specimens

  • Ship samples (dangerous and non-dangerous goods) by Commercial or local courier

  • Complete all paperwork (link-up forms, aliquot forms, return forms or BSI data collection sheets and any other forms which may be necessary)

  • Label vials and shipping boxes

  • Perform dry shipper QC

  • Keep current on IATA Shipping Regulations and maintain certification and standards

  • Carry out other duties/projects as assigned

Skills: lab environment, sample preparation, aseptic technique, batch production


Bachelor’s Degree (Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences or other related discipline) and 0-1 years of relevant working/lab experience

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.