OPS Lab Technician



Classification Title:

OPS Lab Technician

Job Description:

The OPS laboratory technician will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the lab, performing a variety of standard laboratory tests and analyses including RNA expression analyses in culture cells and tissues, collecting and organizing data, and documenting the work performed.

  • Perform molecular biology assays such as such as DNA and RNA extractions and nucleic acid gels and blots; PCR, qRT-PCR; protein expression, extraction, and purification; and immunological analyses such as ELISAs, Western blots, and protein dot blots. Maintain human cell lines and perform cell culture assays.

  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment (including but not limited to centrifuges, and water baths); preparation of buffers, stock solutions and bacterial and cell culture media; ordering supplies and stocking shelves, cleaning and organizing, and ensuring that various as-needed tasks are performed. Will maintain inventory system for keeping track of research samples, kits, and reagents in the freezers and refrigerators; and will keep an inventory of all chemicals and reagents in the lab. The OPS laboratory technician will be trained on the shipping of biological samples.

  • Organize experimental data and maintain complete and accurate records of all experiments and procedures performed. Record all data in regulation laboratory notebook(s) on a daily basis or during and immediately after collection.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of the literature directly pertaining to the goals of the lab.
Expected Salary:

Starting salary is $15.00 - $20.00 per hour commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization or a high school diploma and two years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/ technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field. Some experience working in a laboratory. Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a time-limited position.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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