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Molecular Biology Technician

Employer
Simisco BioSciences
Location
Mount Eden, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
Required experience, education and lab skills
  • One (1) year of pertinent full-time laboratory experience and/or training to perform work with prior experience in molecular biology, microbiology and / or phage antibody library construction
  • Bachelor's degree in biological, chemical, or physical sciences or equivalent education or training
  • DNA purification and manipulation, basic DNA sequence analysis, bacterial transformation, electroporation and cell culture, PCR-amplification of target genes

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with standard protocols and ensure applicable quality control requirements are met
  • Ensure the validity of work performed and results obtained
  • Maintain complete and well-organized records of day-to-day lab efforts and lab results
  • Inform supervisory personnel of all results and any problems encountered during performance of test procedures
  • Communicate with supervisory personnel to establish timelines and review results
  • Report actual and potential deviation from standard or accepted testing procedures and cooperate fully with any investigation
  • Assist with training of fellow technicians and other laboratory personnel.
  • Actively support and comply with laboratory policies and procedures
  • Maintain the laboratory in a well-stocked and orderly manner
  • Maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional, and sanitary conditions
  • Adhere to all established laboratory safety requirements
  • Required to use: Personal protective equipment

Physical Demands
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, ability to lift 25 pounds, ability to see differences between colors, shades, and brightness, ability to perform repetitive motions

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Basic theoretical / operational job knowledge in a general laboratory environment required
  • Interpersonal skills to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors and co-workers
  • Basic knowledge of computer operations and ability to learn new software
  • Required to handle biological samples and potentially hazardous chemicals

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