Lab Technician

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 21, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Microbiology: Handle and prepare human biological samples for downstream polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Covid-19.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: set up high throughput PCR reactions using 96- and/or 384-well plates using manual and robotic procedures, running PCR instrument, and collecting and reporting data. Candidates should be capable of troubleshooting potential problems associated with sample handling and preparation, equipment operation and data collection while maintaining data confidentially and sample custody. Candidates should have good communication skills and able to personally and professionally interact with team members.

Position not eligible for H1B sponsorship.

Minimum qualifications: BS in biological sciences including microbiology, chemistry/biochemistry, biology or related fields. Conceptually and technically familiar with PCR technology and procedures, training in basic/general laboratory methods and equipment used in a modern biology, microbiology and/or biochemistry laboratory.

Desired qualifications: Consideration may be given to candidates with a MS degree and practical training in molecular biology methods and equipment, including PCR, currently used for surveillance purposes.

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Luis Actis at Screening of applications will begin September 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 


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