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Microbiology Technician

Avails Medical, Inc.
Menlo Park, California, US
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Avails Medical, Inc. is a medical device start-up, based in Menlo Park, California. At Avails we are developing a novel electrical point-of-care bio-sensor platform for rapid infectious disease detection and antibiotic susceptibility testing.

Description: This is a full-time position


As part of our ongoing growth, we have an opening for a full-time Microbiology Lab Technician. Under supervisor or senior technical support direction the Lab Tech for MICROBIOLOGY will process specimens and load them onto testing instruments; assist in instrument maintenance; process specimens for confirmatory testing; archive samples after analysis; respond to inquiries from Preanalytical Services; monitor equipment temperature readings; participate in pre-clinical test development, training and ad-hoc projects as directed.

  • Perform a variety of bacterial experiments and testing in collaboration with other technicians, research associates, scientists, and engineers.
  • Responsible for processing specimens for testing and recording test results in an organized fashion.
  • Sub-culture bacterial isolates on agar plates.
  • Prepare lab supplies and equipment for experiments.
  • Consults with Vice President of Microbiology, Scientists and Research Associates as needed.
  • Effectively communicates project status to supervisor, peers and other staff.
  • Assist with a variety of clerical functions such as protocol drafting, data entry, and other support functions as assigned.
  • Maintain logs and QC records for laboratory equipment in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory workspace.
  • Organizes, catalogs and stores specimen samples.
  • Monitor lab supplies and communicate inventory to Lab Manager.
  • Restock supplies and inventory as needed.
  • Adheres to all Safety/Health regulatory and state/federal legal requirements and policies, operating procedures.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Education & Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or related field with basic microbiology lab experience.
  • Must have basic experience in Microbiology, in particular, making microbiological culture media, microbiological sub-culturing.
  • Preference for experience in an industrial microbiology or related laboratory environment, such as working in Biosafety Level-2 (BSL-2) rated spaces.

Required Skills:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent aseptic technique

  • Personal Traits:
  • Problem solving and trouble-shooting skills to work with colleagues to identify and execute appropriate experimental design to generate accurate data.
  • Strong team player, with a collaborative and helpful mindset.
  • Ability to work independently/with minimal supervision to execute detailed tasks, operations, procedures, and experiments while maintaining a safe, effective microbiology laboratory.

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