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Lab Technician Biologist

Staffing the Universe
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
The purpose of this position is to support the NINDS Experimental Immunotherapeutics Unit.

Minimum Education


Certifications & Licenses

* Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

* Biosafety Level 2 (BSL 2)

Skills (Ranked By Priority)

1. Maintaining Stock Solutions

2. Equipment Maintenance

3. Inventory Management

4. Manuscript writing

5. Ordering Supplies

6. Data Analysis

7. SOP writing

8. Pipetting

9. Genotyping

10. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), qPCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR

11. Gel Electrophoresis

12. Nucleic Acid Extraction

13. DNA Purification

14. RNA purification

15. Nucleic acid quantification

16. Cell culture

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 _represents priority rankings, where 1 is highest priority and 5 is lowest priority of those ranked_


* Powerpoint


* Outlook

* Excel

* Word

* Molecular Biology

* Work products and documents related to performing tasks in support of processing and analysis of human samples; track data using database. - Daily

* Work products and documents related to design and conduct of research procedures and studies; calibrate and operate laboratory instruments; monitor handling, storage and disposal of chemicals and reagents. - Daily

* Work products and documents related to quality assurance reviews. - Weekly

* Assist in the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts and/or posters. - Weekly

* Search literature for new methods and procedures. - Daily

* Monitor and organize inventory and prepare orders for supplies. - Weekly

* Train users in the proper use of laboratory equipment and in the performance of specialized procedures and techniques. - Daily

* Computer generated work including analysis and interpretation of data; prepare summaries of laboratory findings; track data using database. - Daily

* Clean Equipment - Daily

* Run Validation - Weekly

* Inspect Equipment - Daily

* Meet with lab members to present updates - Weekly


Provides technical experience needed to assist in studying the basic principles of plant and animal life

* Study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and function

* Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings

Assists with performing basic laboratory experiments and procedures

* Collect and analyze biological data about relationships among and between organisms and their environment

* Monitor and observe experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation by research personnel

* Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings

* Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects.

* Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols

Prepares, organizes and maintains various lab samples, supplies, and equipment

* Operate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, or computer-controlled analyzers

* Maintain laboratory equipment

* Operate laboratory equipment to analyze samples

* Analyze laboratory findings

* Ensure that all specimens and equipment necessary for experiments are available and in good order.

* Maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents and staining

* Work with a variety of routine and specialized laboratory instruments and equipment in the laboratory

* Store new samples, update database, retrieve samples with proper authorization

* Upkeep sample and database inventory; monitor overall sample inventory

* Maintain inventory system and sample storage according to outlined guidelines

* Ensure that policies and procedures regarding sample retrieval and use are followed

* Work with staff to implement storage and distribution of biological samples for future scientific research


* Update and maintain written laboratory record of the work

* Collect and enter research data into laboratory notebooks and databases

Learns new laboratory techniques and procedures

* Program and use computers to store, process, and analyze data

* Interpret research or operational data

* Record research or operational data

* Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory logs and databases

* Analyze, summarize and interpret data obtained from research studies; evaluate for completeness and validity

* Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory

* Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects

* Perform flow cytometry-based experiments, including cell preparation, cell sorting and molecular analysis of sorted

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