Research Support Associates
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Research Support Associates
Ref No.: 18-03524
Location: JOHNSTON, Iowa
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 1 Years
Job Category:Research & Dev
Benefits:Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance, Vision Insurance
Research Support​​ Needed

On-Board Services, a Family-Owned U.S. Based Professional Staffing and Search Firm, is in search for Research Support Associatea for a Leading Chemical Manufacturing Fortune 500 Client in  Johnston, IA area.

The Research Associates will provide central services support to the labs by providing sterile glassware, water, and supplies on an as needed basis. They will also be responsible for autoclaving biohazard waste throughout all of campus and ensuring that all protocols are followed and work is performed in a safe manner. The Research Support Associate will float into different positions on a regular basis. 

The schedule for this position is Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM. This position is available for 6 months and then will be re-evaluated for possible extension.

Please review the job description below and apply immediately for quick feedback.​
Pay Rate: $14.98 per hour

To apply for immediate consideration, apply through this job board or please send resume to Leslie Brannon at and reference job # 18-03524 in the Subject Line.

  • Provide clean, sterile glassware and supplies to labs. Ensure that labs have designated supplies including sterile water.
  • Train part time/temporary employees on glassware work to be performed.
  • Responsible for calling in service when needed and communications to team and labs when equipment is in need of repair.
  • Update lab documentation to ensure glassware labeling is accurate and that services performed are documented for specific labs.
  • Actively ensure a safe working environment for yourself and teammates.
  • Transport bagged Bio-Hazard waste via cart and/or truck.
  • Decontaminate bagged Bio-Hazard waste.
  • Provide coverage for teammates when needed and participate in building and maintaining a strong team working environment.
  • Determine how much work can be accomplished on a daily basis that will ensure glassware, supplies and water are delivered within a 24 hour window.
  • Ability to travel around the Johnston locations during working hours in your personal vehicle.
  • The Research Associate will be required to resolve internal customer issues by communicating with Team Leads and receiving feedback on needed changes in glassware support to ensure research expectations are met.
  • Will be required to independently resolve issues that may arise within the team, with internal customers, or with external contractors.
  • If issues are not resolved then the individual is required to provide potential solutions to the Central Services Leadership to ensure that the level of service and support does not degrade.
  • The individual will need to prioritize customer demands to ensure that other responsibilities are not jeopardized.
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma and 2 to 4 years of related experience required.
  • Ability to read/interpret instructions and carry out tasks in absence of supervision
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to lift and move up to 50 lbs of weight, repetitive use of wrists and hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
  • The employee is repeatedly required to stand and walk and work on their feet for prolonged periods.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to communicate and work with others in a team setting and of diverse cultural backgrounds and languages.
  • The ability to fluently speak, write, and read English is required.
  • Some basic mechanical/electrical knowledge is a must.
  • Ability to work in various environmental conditions.
  • The applicant will be familiar with laboratory practices and sterile laboratory techniques while following all safety regulations.

**Candidates cannot begin an assignment without successful drug and background clearances*****
The On-Board Family of Companies conducts operations through its Corporate Headquarters located in East Windsor, New Jersey along with Regional Offices in New Castle, Delaware, and Raleigh, North Carolina.
On-Board Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.