Laboratory Technician I in Santa Rosa, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/22/2018

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Title: Laboratory Technician I

Our client is looking for eager individuals who want to learn and are looking for industry experience. This position is great for new graduates. However, anyone will be considered as long as the criteria are met.

This is a full-time contract-to-hire position, Monday – Friday and is located in Santa Rosa, CA.

Our client is looking for any individuals who are flexible and are willing to work either a swing shift (4:30pm – 12:30am) OR third shift (11:00pm – 7:30am).


Apex Life Sciences is the government services division of Alere Toxicology and one of the nation’s largest drug and alcohol testing laboratories.  RTL is committed to providing reliable, innovative and value-focused substance abuse screening products and lab services to the government, criminal justice and treatment marketplaces.  We have the experience and resources necessary to keep pace with new trends in abuse. 

Job Description:

  • The main function of the lab technician-I is to prepare specimens for routine drug testing following the laboratory’s Standard Operating Procedures.
  • The position involves significant daily pipet work requiring hand dexterity and attention to detail. The incumbent will also interface with analytical instruments (LC/MS/MS and GC/MS.
  • The ability to work safely with instruments/equipment, solvents and biological samples is necessary.
  • Attention to detail and team work are key for successful performance in this role. A bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences is required, with preference for Chemistry majors.
  • Prior laboratory experience is not required but preferred; experience with LC/MS/MS and/or GC/MS is an added advantage.
  • LC/MS Transcription: Tetrahydrocannabinol (Marijuana), Designer stimulants conformation, Designer stimulants screen, Tramadol, Mitragynine, Dextromethorphan, Zolpidem, Cocaine
  • Extraction: Extraction of synthetic cannabinoids (premium) in urine, Designer drugs in oral fluid by screening method.
  • Solid phase and liquid-liquid extraction of urine and oral fluid samples for metabolite detection via LC/MS/MS and GC/MS
  • Preparation of standard calibration curve samples and quality control samples for oral fluid and urine sample analysis

If you feel like you would be a good fit for this position, please email your resume to


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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.