Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
50%- Nucleic acid extraction and purification from animal specimens using high-throughput magnetic bead technology with subsequent Real-Time TaqMan PCR set-up for the detection of many animal health pathogens.
20%-Analyze test results using real time software, compile data, and prepare reports for supervisor, pathologists and clients using the LIMS reporting platform.
10%-Read, write, and update Standard Operating Procedures
10%-Operate, maintain and calibrate lab equipment.
5% -Review literature for test improvement purposes
5%-Order and stock supplies and equipment, prepare and optimize reagents.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required: A Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field of science or a combination of relevant scientific education and experience totaling four years..
Preferred Qualifications (preference given to applicants with the following experience): Experience with: nucleic acid extraction (both RNA and DNA), TaqMan PCR and gel electrophoresis Experience handling and processing specimens for diagnostic testing in a BSL2 environment. Experience dealing with computational analysis of data
** This position will train for an indefinite amount of time Monday-Friday. Work hours may be adjusted to meet the laboratories ongoing needs. This position requires occasional overtime, weekend and holiday hours. **
Internal Number: 339395
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