COVID 19 Laboratory Technician

Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 17, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

COVID 19 Laboratory Technician

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $19.48 per hour or higher commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Covid-19 Laboratory Technician will work with staff from the UI and Gritman Hospital to efficiently and rigorously test samples for COVID 19. The technician will accept or reject samples collected by other staff, organize and track the samples, extract RNA, and use RT-PCR based tests to detect the presence of viral RNA.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Editing and writing business correspondence and technical documents using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials
• Experience working in a high pressure/high volume environment with accuracy
• Experience Working independently or with multiple team-members
• B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or a similarly technical degree with 60 semester hours of science including:
◦ 1) 6 or more semester hours of chemistry
◦ 2) 6 or more semester hours of biology
◦ 3) 12 or more semester-hours of any combination of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology
• The ability to provide related college transcript(s) detailing the above-mentioned required semester hours

Preferred Qualifications:
• CLIA and/or any type of molecular diagnostic experience
• Experience working in a BSL2 laboratory
• Experience with DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, and basic molecular/cell biology
• Experience working in a high-throughput facility
• Experience with multichannel pipettes and 96well plates
• Experience with a variety of laboratory instrumentation

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by established protocols.

Posting Number: SP002564P

Posting Date: 08/17/2020

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Position will remain open until filled.

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the application. Official transcripts must be provided by the final candidate upon hire.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.