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Molecular Biology Laboratory Technologist I

Employer
CosmosID
Location
Germantown, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 29, 2021

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Job Description
Position Summary
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory Technologist I performs tests using PCR, RT-PCR and qRT-PCR to analyze nucleic acid for quantification and/or detection of microorganisms.
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory Technologist I performs DNA and RNA isolations of various sample types including stool, saliva, wastewater, etc.
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory Technologist I performs DNA sequencing using Illumina based technology.
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory Technologist I performs nucleic acid quantitation of samples.
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory Technologist I performs pooling of nucleic acid samples for testing.

Responsibilities
  • Handle incoming samples for accessioning, organizing, storing, and processing
  • Processing of samples for PCR testing, which will include isolation of nuceic acid from various sample types, prep for RT-PCR, and running RT-PCR
  • Perform pooling of nucleic acid for downstream sequencing, as well as loading sequencing instrument with sample pool
  • Perform consumable/control prep in preparation for downstream testing
  • Troubleshooting PCR assay
  • On-time delivery of client sample testing within quality specifications
  • Adhere to quality management system and laboratory SOPs
  • Develop or modify SOPs as needed
  • Maintain laboratory in a clean, functional state, as well as cleaning, performing or scheduling equipment and instrument maintenance/calibration/certification, as required

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in science or related discipline

Experience
  • Minimum two years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory

Physical Requirements
  • Physical stamina as you will often spend hours on your feet performing various tests
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds
Company DescriptionCosmosID is a Next-Generation bioinformatics and sequencing provider focused on microbial genomics.
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