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Molecular Technologist - United States  

Charles River (company)


Posted on : 08 June 2017

Project Description

Process customer samples in the microbiology laboratory utilizing the various technology platforms including but not limited to bacterial 16S rDNA and fungal ITS2 sequencing, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and ribotyping. Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and GMP compliance. 

  • Conduct accurate processing of customer samples in accordance with current SOPs.
  • Receive, unpack, log, and subculture customer samples according to current SOPs.
  • Aliquot and prepare reagents.
  • Perform test streaks for isolation, PCR, sequencing of customer samples and other laboratory processes including but not limited to mass spectrometry and ribotyping.
  • Perform continual maintenance, repair and cleaning of all laboratory equipment.
  • Perform pipette verification.
  • Operate and maintain laser cutter.
  • Provide backup for all laboratory functions when needed.
  • Dispose of microbe cultures, chemicals and glass in proper waste containers.
  • Collaborate with technical support to resolve discrepancies with customer samples.
  • Comply with all aspects of laboratory safety, safety stations, safety manuals, safety SOP, and MSDS sheets.
  • Suggest process improvements.
  • Perform or support special projects in the lab when needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. /B.S.) in Microbiology or related discipline required.
  • Experience:  0-3 years related experience in a laboratory setting.
  •   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: None.
  • Other: Must have working knowledge of the Quality System and Laboratory Information System. 
  • Must have ability to work in a fast paced and team oriented work environment. Strong attention to detail and accuracy required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Our company  is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet