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Laboratory Ops Associate

Research & Development
189640 Requisition #
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Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.


Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients.  Power your future & join our bold team.

Furthermore, the position requires the individual to work with and in areas requiring select agents and Toxins access (i.e. Biosafety level 2 and biosafety level 3 laboratories). Access to and use of select agents is regulated by federal policies. Therefore, the candidate must conduct all work activities in compliance with Allergan internal and applicable regulatory requirements.  Allergan internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.


Position Overview

The Lab Ops Associate is based in Irvine, CA and will support Allergan R&D by ensuring optimal operation efficiency of the laboratories.

Primary area supported is Research and External Scientific Innovation, and includes multi-disciplinary interaction with EH&S, Managed Lab Services, Facilities & Corporate Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Development with emphasis on planning, coordinating and executing logistical lab operations. 

Main Areas of Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling technician visits and escorting the technicians into restricted lab spaces
  • Tracking research lab equipment including inactive, new, movement, and repair or calibration schedules
  • Maintaining lab freezers and the freezer alarm system
  • Facilitating safety inspections and general lab orderliness
  • Tracking and ordering compressed gases, collaborating with scientists to resolve lab related operational issues, etc.
  • Escorting vendors and service technicians during on-site visits into research and select agent labs
  • Monitoring and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Performing Lab safety duties



The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • Previous work experience within laboratory preferred (college lab experience will be considered).


  • College degree in a Life Science or Chemistry (Associate’s degree with equivalent work experience will also be considered).

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

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