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Molecular Biology Production Lab Associate

Job Description:

This Biology Production Lab Associate 2 position will perform primary tasks in an ISO9001 molecular biology/viral production lab. This position will require the ability to learn and to troubleshoot various aspects of molecular biology production processes including clone picking, glycerol library and pool generation, molecular cloning, and mammalian tissue culture. Each candidate will be working in labs where safety, communication, and the ability to excel in a fast-paced team environment will be vital to one’s success. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Must have working knowledge of DNA isolation, bacterial transformation, molecular cloning, glycerol stock generation and handling, tissue culture, or similar lab experience.
  • Must be willing to work in a lab with hazardous chemicals and non-replicating viral particles.
  • Must be able to effectively operate robotic equipment
  • Collects requested data and communicates them to Supervisor.
  • Maintains proper Housekeeping per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and 5S standards within the department.
  • Complies with EHS regulations and policies
  • Attends trainings as required. 
  • Other duties as assigned, and may be asked to be included in quality activities, training sessions, and employee team activities.

Minimum Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology or a closely related field;
  • 1-3 years current and relevant laboratory experience or Master’s degree;
  • Proficient in DNA cloning, molecular techniques and/or mammalian tissue culture
  • Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of a laboratory;
  • Professional and clear communication skills, both written and verbal, team work is essential;
  • Must be able to use a computer with previous work experience in MS Outlook and Excel; and
  • Proficient data entry and typing skills.

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess all of the following:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the talent for teamwork;
  • Good analytical skills and laboratory practices;
  • Inherently focused and self-motivated; exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence;
  • Current work experience in an industrial setting;
  • Master’s degree plus 1 year of relevant work experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions:

  • Duties of this job are regularly performed indoors.
  • Work is primarily in a laboratory environment and may include some work in office environment to include cubicles and/or in and around shipping/receiving docks, stock rooms, and storage locations.
  • This position is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit, walk, reach and pull with hands and arms.
  • Work includes standing on your feet for most of each shift.
  • Associate is regularly required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn to include lab coats, safety gloves, and safety glasses.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Must be able to work in a BSL2 laboratory with exposure to non-replicating viral particles.
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