Laboratory Associate

Newport Laboratories
Worthington, MN
Closing date
Apr 4, 2023

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Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
Lab Associate

Newport Laboratories is seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Laboratory Associate. Newport Labs, located in Worthington, Minnesota, is a leading provider of USDA autogenous vaccines and diagnostic services, and was recently acquired by Vaxxinova (more information below).

About the Lab Associate Role:

The Lab Associate, reporting to the Manufacturing Team Leader, is responsible for assisting and supporting the daily functions of the department and complying with safety rules. This role will assist in the cleaning and upkeep of the lab.

Shift: Monday through Friday 10:00am to 6:30pm

Main responsibilities of the Lab Associate:
  • Ability to follow SOP's in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Assist with preparation of microbiological media
  • Wash glassware, plastic ware, racks, and other laboratory items
  • Re-stock supplies and notify supervisor when items need to be ordered
  • Sterilize plastic ware/glassware
  • Autoclave biohazard materials
  • Perform cleaning of lab areas; wipe down countertops, shelving, dump garbage, sweep and mop floors
  • Promote safety in all areas of work, professional courtesy, and a positive work environment within the company

Qualifications and Capabilities of the Lab Associate:
  • Familiar with laboratory equipment, microbiology techniques, and language of a microbiology lab
  • Basic math skills required
  • Communication skills to effectively work with teams and across departments
  • Good verbal and written skills required
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to follow department SOP's (Standard Operating Procedure)
  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, and follow verbal & written instructions in English
  • Ability to accurately record results, follow procedures, and adhere to good laboratory practices.
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time; bending, twisting, and preforming fine motor manipulations required
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. occasionally
  • Ability to pass medical clearance/fit testing
  • High school diploma or GED required. Associates in life sciences preferred.
  • 1-2 years laboratory experience preferred.

Benefits at Newport Laboratories:

We are proud to offer a generous benefit package in addition to competitive compensation. Our benefits include:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Account with company match
  • 401K plan with company match
  • PTO accrual
  • Holiday pay
  • Short and long term disability
  • Company paid life insurance

About Newport Labs and Vaxxinova

Newport Labs is a leading manufacturer of Custom Made Vaccines (autogenous biologics) and has a long reputation of excellent customer service based on trust, integrity and a philosophy of partnering with veterinarians to identify and address cattle diseases.

Newport Laboratories was acquired by Vaxxinova in October 2021. Vaxxinova International is headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Vaxxinova has a global network of production, R&D, and/or diagnostic facilities in 9 countries: Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Chile and two locations in the US (Willmar and Worthington, Minnesota). Vaxxinova products and services are available in more than 60 countries. Worldwide, Vaxxinova is a growing company with a staff of over 1,000 people.

Vaxxinova is part of the family-owned EW Group. The EW Group is based in Germany and is specialized in animal genetics, animal nutrition and animal health, with a globally dominant position in poultry genetics. The EW Group operates in over 100 countries and records consistent international growth. Its positive outlook and global orientation have led to an independent and significantly stable position in the market and a steady expansion.


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