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Laboratory Technician

Your role:

The Lab technician will perform tasks as needed to maintain the lab and to support the assays performed in the Bacterial Mutation and Mammalian Mutation Labs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Maintains the lab’s supplies inventory
  • Maintains work area and equipment
  • Assists with cleaning, testing and calibrating/standardization of lab equipment
  • Uses and maintains scientific equipment, instrumentation and computer systems
  • Prepares reagents
  • Performs routine review and verification of all equipment logs/forms.
  • Ensures all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards
  • Performs data entry
  • Demonstrates consistently good communication and interpersonal skills with employees, management and clients (where applicable)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Adheres to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard for laboratory testing as specified in applicable standard operating procedures or quality manual
  • Assist with count and recording the results for standard, mini Ames or Ames II tests

EXPANDED JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work for timely completion
  • Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ensure that all guidelines are followed with respect to assigned tasks performed in the Bacterial Mutation labs
  • Follows SOPs and relevant compliance regulations in regards to safety procedures, documentation, and scientific responsibility
  • Reports to and receives general instructions on new assignments from the Laboratory Supervisor

Who You Are:

 

Education:

  • AA degree in scientific discipline
  • No degree with 1-3 years of equivalent scientific experience

 

Experience:

  • Working knowledge of a research laboratory.

     

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Possess good interpersonal and strong written/verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates  close attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented with good organizational skills.
  • Possess the ability to multitask and work independently or in a team environment with minimum supervision.
  • Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database software applications, specifically MS Office (Word and Excel)

ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEEDS

  • Ability to work on projects in other departments as needed.
  • Must follow GLP, USDA animal welfare act and IACUC standards.
Job Requisition ID:  187923
Location:  Rockville
Career Level:  B - Recent University Graduate(<1 year of experien
Working time model:  full-time


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