Molecular Biology Lab Technician
Bethesda Metro Area, MD
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
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