Laboratory Technician

Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Oct 11, 2021
Ref
2021-10821
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Laboratory Technician to provide support for a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures for NIH/NINDS/Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section (VIIIS). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Engage in problem solving as required to solve technical difficulties and to ensure steady progress, with a goal of providing high quality experimental data suitable for publication
  • Evaluate new types of experimental approaches/analyses and recommend changes to protocols
  • Determine when modifications and adjustments are necessary for experiments
  • Develop and assist in new assays for application based on requests from investigators
  • Identify issues with technical procedures; utilize trial and error methods customize protocols to the biological systems utilized in the laboratory
  • Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures, including handling infectious agents, performing immune cell isolations, immunohistochemistry, tissue sectioning, fluorescence and brightfield microscopy
  • Perform digital flow cytometry, ELISAs, DNARNA isolations, PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR and Western blots
  • Work with staff on the maintenance and screening of transgenic mouse colony
  • Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory cell lines
  • Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory logs and databases as well as prepare inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment, make recommendations, and prepare purchase requests
  • Prepare materials and equipment for experiments
  • Process and organize multiple samples simultaneously
  • Work with a variety of routine and specialized laboratory instruments and equipment in the laboratory
  • Ensure that all specimens and equipment necessary for experiments are available and in good order
  • Prepare specimens and equipment for use in the laboratory
  • Store new samples, update database, retrieve samples with proper authorization
  • Perform processing, description and analysis of samples
  • Work with staff to implement storage and distribution of biological samples for future scientific research
  • Convey and discuss research results with team lab members
  • Collect and enter research data into laboratory notebooks and databases
  • Collect data and prepare for analysis and interpretation
  • Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory
  • Ensure that adequate clean inventory is available for immediate usage
  • Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects
  • Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Plan and execute experiments for in vitro and in vivo studies, including cell culture, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry
  • Perform experiments on samples according to protocols
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols
  • Work with staff to maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents and staining
  • Ensure that reagents are made correctly and that expired reagents or defective products are replaced to ensure validity of results
  • Order and maintain laboratory supplies, reagents, and equipment
  • Assist in troubleshooting and calibrating various laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Plan and execute experiments for in vitro and in vivo studies, including cell culture, Western blotting and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols
  • Record details of experimental procedures, results, and protocols
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data; prepare summaries and reports based on results and findings
  • Assist in troubleshooting and calibrating various laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Provide technical help and expertise to lab members
  • Work with staff to monitor and ensure that appropriate laboratory safety courses and certifications for staff are up to date

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Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Life Sciences, or a related discipline
  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience
  • Experience with Animal Handling: Non-human primates preferred

Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at time of hire.  

Company Description

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What you’ll get…

  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals – we’ve got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to Care.com.
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.

 

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.