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qPCR/Microbiology Technician

Company: Lexar Labs
Location: Lexington
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Lexar Labs is seeking a full-time entry-level qPCR/Microbiology Technician to be a part of our growing team in our CAP-certified clinical laboratory located in Lexington, KY. Lexar Labs is a clinical reference lab that specializes in high complexity and specialized testing. - The successful applicant will perform DNA/RNA extractions and qPCR testing via Thermofisher's QuantStudio suite of systems. This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates!

Primary Responsibilities: -

Routine nucleic acid extraction and qPCR testing on patient specimens
Report results following standard operating procedures for patient specimens, proficiency samples and quality controls
Serve as a technical resource, providing problem solving, troubleshooting, interpreting/consulting and verification of specimen quality and test results
Assist with the validation of instrumentation and methodologies
Provide staff and management with timely information and constructive, actionable feedback
Assist with maintaining CAP and CLIA regulatory compliance

Education and Experience: -
Minimum B.S. in Chemistry, Biology or Microbiology

Competencies: -

Knowledge of basic PCR/qPCR terminology
Ability to operate and maintain qPCR systems
?Ability to work with accuracy and speed in a team-oriented environment
?Effective written and verbal communication
?Ability to manage detailed information with minimal errors and maximum accuracy
?Ability to handle stressful situations caused by high volume and deadlines
?Adherence to company safety regulations, department policies and procedures

Physical Requirements: -

Ability to speak, hear, and see
Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Work in a cool temperature environment
Flexibility with hours, based on workload
Willingness to work evenings and weekends

What We Offer: -

Competitive benefits package
Medical, dental, and vision as well as long-term disability
Sick leave and PTO
Commitment to employee development and growth
Priority on maintaining a friendly, team-driven culture

Keywords: Lexar Labs, Lexington , qPCR/Microbiology Technician, Professions , Lexington, Kentucky

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