Responsible for performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR), agarose gel electrophoresis and digital imaging of both intercompany and commercial DNA samples and related activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Perform high throughput DNA extraction and PCR genotyping.
•Perform gel electrophoresis of PCR products and digital imaging of PCRs.
•Responsible for maintaining PCR control DNA repository.
•Maintain/update PCR primer inventories.
•Required to place on-line primer orders.
•Quantitate DNA by spectrophotometry.
•Assist in Internet Laboratory Information Management System (ILIMS) accessioning of commercial and/or intercompany departmental samples.
•Track samples using computer and/or manual applications.
•Assist in the input of departmental results into ILIMS.
•Prepare and document laboratory reagents.
•Pack and ship laboratory related materials in compliance with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines.
•Responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels of departmental supplies.
•Assist with training departmental technicians and new personnel.
•Perform housekeeping and equipment maintenance.
•Adhere to all safety and standard operating procedures.
•Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications
•Education: Associates Degree (AA or AS) or equivalent in Biological Sciences or related discipline. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
•Experience: Two or more years of related experience.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•Other: Fundamental knowledge of Mendelian genetics and MS Office preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet