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Facilities and Safety Coordinator



Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we have more data than ever before and Tempus has a mission to use our expertise to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. Our laboratory processes thousands of clinical samples to obtain this genomic data in a regulated environment which needs to be maintained regularly while considering the sensitive nature of a laboratory environment. We are looking for a Facilities Associate who will be responsible for maintaining and upkeeping our lab facilities.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide facilities support in a high-volume next-generation sequencing clinical laboratory.
  • Monitor freezers, fridges, and incubators to ensure samples and reagents are being stored properly.
  • Document all results and findings in order to satisfy regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure all electrical, HVAC, and building facilities meet regulatory requirements.
  • Check and ensure that facilities are clean. Assemble and move lab equipment and tables when necessary.
  • Back up Equipment QC Technologist duties when necessary.
  • Complete daily and routine maintenance on equipment, such as BSCs and fumehoods, as needed.
  • Escort contractors and vendors to various areas of the lab to perform work/repairs as needed.
  • Perform repairs on company equipment and appliances.
  • Work with Tempus security team and building engineers on an as-needed basis.
  • Perform physical tasks such as the following
    • Assist with the cleanup of trash and debris from the lab space.
    • Remove ice buildup inside Lab Freezers on a regular cadence.
    • Assemble equipment, lab benches, chairs, and tables as needed.

Must have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle time-sensitive and critical materials
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Great communication (email & phone) and interpersonal abilities for external providers as well as internal customers
  • Basic understanding of electrical systems
  • Experience using hand tools
  • Ability to work with cleaning supplies and chemicals with appropriate protective gear
  • Ability to multi-task and remain flexible to the changing needs of the business
  • Ability to stand, bend, reach, and lift repeatedly for extended periods of time
  • Remain in standing, walking, and bending position for extended periods of time

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.