The Bedford Research Foundation is seeking part-time Laboratory Technician and Office Support Person.

The Bedford Research Foundation is a world-renowned, private research institute and we want you to join our team!

We are looking for part-time help to support operations vital to our mission. Specifically, at least 50% of your time will be dedicated to supporting specialized testing services that we offer to couples with specific infertility problems. You will work closely with a small, friendly staff of medical and research professionals. This position performs routine laboratory duties as well as coordinates client visits and care, schedules appointments, ships client specimens, and schedules necessary meetings for Foundation staff.  You will be also be responsible for billing and follow up on client accounts. This requires an  understanding of accounting practices and procedures (please let us know your experience in this area), while also working within client confidentiality constraints.

We are looking for an applicant with excellent organization and communication skills, a willingness to develop and maintain systems for confidential client data retrieval. Our ideal candidate will be Mac savvy, have office and laboratory experience, client care experience, and be able to work with a very busy team on a day-to-day basis to get projects and task accomplished.

This position also serves as a catch-all position for Foundation admin overflow, and may help with fundraising, other research projects, and related office tasks. People with entrepreneurial attitudes thrive on our team. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated problem solvers.  This position is a good fit for somebody with previous nursing or laboratory experience who is looking to re-enter the workforce or transition to a part-time capacity.

This is a part-time position (10-20 hrs per week) with the potential to become full time. This is a long-term job, we are interested in applicants that are looking for long-term employment.  Compensation is hourly depending on experience.

All applicants must be legal US residents. Bedford Research Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is based on experience. Our laboratory and offices are located in Bedford Massachusetts, near an MBTA bus line and just 10 minutes from route 128/95.

Applicant Requirements:
*Phlebotomy experience a plus*
BS in Biology or related field of study
Experienced laboratory technician
Outstanding office administrative skills
Strong communication skills
Strong computer skills a must: email, word processing, data entry, internet searches, document formatting and management, database experience a plus (filemaker pro).  Must be Mac savvy, our facility is Mac-based. Additional tech / computer experience a plus.
Ability to work independently – every member of our team must be able to set their own goals and stay on target with their productivity.
Outstanding client care skills.
Because some of our clients have HIV – ability to follow strict protocol for client confidentiality is a must.
References for the relevant job experience.

To apply:
Email resume to: Ryan (a) bedfordresearch.org – Please DO NOT call.
Please include a BRIEF cover letter detailing:
Experience as a laboratory technician
Experience with office/clerical work and Macs
Experience working independently and as a self-starter
Interest in or understanding of working with a small research / medical team to provide non-profit laboratory services to clients while also collecting data for publication.

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Volunteers
The Foundation is always in need of fundraising and development volunteer help. If you would like to get involved and help us change the pace of progress – email: ryan @ bedfordresearch.org. Thank you!