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PDS Tech Inc Lab Technician in Santa Clara, California

PDS Tech is seeking candidates for a Lab Technician position in Santa Clara, CA

What will you do?

We have multiple lab environments in our sub-organization and every candidate hired is thoughtfully assigned to any of four environments outlined below based on previous work experience -

  • Train in low throughput genotyping assays such as Oncoscan and Gene expression; this requires use of multi-channel pipettes, reagent preparation and sample tracking.

  • Training in high throughput genotyping such as Axiom or Eureka Genomics; this requires the use of automated liquid handlers and timed schedules.

  • Provide assistance in the pre-PCR lab environment performing quantitation and normalization of nucleic acids utilizing automation.

  • Train in a BSL2 space for nucleic acid extractions for each of the aforementioned platforms.

Other general laboratory duties include –

  • Data entry into laboratory information management system (LIMS).

  • Participate in lab safety training and guidelines specific to MRSL.

  • Be responsible for reporting any out-of-calibration or broken equipment.

  • Fill out inventory sheets for material consumed on a daily basis.

  • Assist team in stocking/restocking materials and shipping/receiving customer samples.

  • Keep lab benches clean at all times, especially before leaving at the end of their day.

How will you get here?

  • BS in biological sciences fields, such as Biology or Biochemistry

  • 1-2 years laboratory experience (can be derived from academic internships)

  • Basic laboratory techniques required such as micropipetting, solution preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, optical density measurements, work with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), etc.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Individual must work well in a team environment

  • Excellent at record keeping and highly organized; neat and tidy and cognizant of shared lab space

  • Self-motivated

  • Seeking challenges

  • Capacity to learn new technologies/concepts rapidly and apply them to the needs of the lab

  • Willingness/flexibility to work weekends.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.