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Molecular Biology Lab Technician

Bethesda Metro Area, MD

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -062020-26927 Region: Bethesda Metro Area

Job Description

3 positions available in MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

The Molecular Biology Technician role will involve fully automated RNA extraction and RT-PCR workflows. You will need to be comfortable performing this while using PPE.

Typical hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 8am-4pm, but all applicants should have the ability to work between the hours of 6am and 10pm in case shift work is required in the future.


Operate Beckman I series robotics to perform automated magnetic bead RNA extraction procedures and track sample through the LIMS system. Followed by performing the RT-PCR reaction setup including manual pipetting as well as automated plate preparation using benchtop automation equipment. Following plate preparation, lab technicians/scientists will be responsible for running the plates on the qPCR instrument, QC ing the data

Key Requirements:

Scientific Bachelor's degree - Molecular, Biology, Biological Sciences or related

Work in BSL2 lab with previous experience of automation and molecular biology techniques preferred.

Experience working in a Biological Safety Cabinet.

Work with human biological specimens.

Attention to detail to ensure chain of custody of all samples

Working and communicating across a fast-paced cross organizational team.

Rigorously following SOPs.

Ability to follow lab specified documentation practices

Ability to handle human specimens with appropriate precautions

Ability to follow CAPA procedures

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