Laboratory Technologist

Job description

Job no: 682220
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 10
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Chm 10022586
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Research/Scientific, Union
Position Summary

The COVID19 Detection Program is seeking Laboratory Technologists with bachelor degrees in biology or clinical laboratory sciences. The qualified candidates will work to validate a COVID19 qPCR assay for CLIA certification, and optimize the process. The successful candidates will perform experiments, record results, and prepare reports to communicate results to others in the lab. These positions will design and execute qPCR experiments for assay optimization, maintain records of calibration and preventive maintenance for laboratory equipment, perform regular inventory and maintain records of all reagents and supplies in the laboratory. These positions will also perform duties related to safety, safety regulations and other duties as assigned. The qualified applicants will have experience in quality control measures in a clinical lab setting and will have proficiency in Real Time PCR and in the analysis of the data. They will have experience handling biological samples in a BSL2 environment and have excellent computer skills and basic Microsoft Office software. Some data processing will require familiarity with R script.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four year college degree program in biology or biomedical science; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic laboratory techniques; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; the job may require specialty certifications, approvals, or training; may require successful completion/continued maintenance of accessibility standards.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology or biomedical science. Clinical laboratory experienced preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a CV and the names and contact information of three references.

Work Hours

Standard 8-5 with early mornings, evenings, or weekends as needed.

Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded for 9 months from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to human saliva/spit samples.

Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 11/24/2020 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Nov 18, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 1, 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 11/20/2020
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