Lab Technician in Santa Clara, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

What will you do?        

We have multiple lab environments in our subunit and every candidate hired is thoughtfully assigned to any of four environments outlined below based on previous work experience -

  • Train in low throughput genotyping assays such as Oncoscan and Gene expression; this requires use of multi-channel pipettes, reagent preparation and sample tracking.
  • Training in high throughput genotyping such as Axiom or Eureka Genomics; this requires the use of automated liquid handlers and timed schedules.
  • Provide assistance in the pre-PCR lab environment performing quantitation and normalization of nucleic acids utilizing automation.
  • Train in a BSL2 space for nucleic acid extractions for each of the aforementioned platforms.

**This is an evening shift position from 4 pm to 1 am. The first 4 weeks of training will be during normal business hours from 8am-5pm but once qualified, the candidate will move to the evening shift.**

Other general laboratory duties include –

  • Data entry into laboratory information management system (LIMS).
  • Be responsible for calibration and preventative maintenance of assigned equipment. Documentation of these activities.
  • Fill out inventory sheets for material consumed on a daily basis.
  • Assist team in stocking/restocking materials and shipping/receiving customer samples.
  • Keep lab benches clean at all times, especially before leaving at the end of their day.

How will you get here?

  • BS in biological sciences fields, such as Biology or Biochemistry
  • 0-2 years laboratory experience (can be derived from academic internships)
  • Basic laboratory techniques required such as micropipetting, solution preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, optical density measurements, work with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), etc.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Individual must work well in a team environment
  • Excellent at record keeping and highly organized; neat and tidy and cognizant of shared lab space
  • Self-motivated
  • Seeking challenges
  • Capacity to learn new technologies/concepts rapidly and apply them to the needs of the lab
  • Willingness to work weekends and possibly an evening shift