Molecular Biology Technician
The Molecular Biology Technician role will involve fully automated RNA extraction and RT-PCR workflows. You will need to be comfortable performing this while using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Individuals will work in teams of 2-3 to operate Beckman robotics systems to perform automated magnetic bead RNA extraction procedures and track samples through the LIMS system, followed by performing the RT-PCR reaction setup including manual pipetting as well as automated plate preparation using benchtop automation equipment.
Following plate preparation, laboratory technicians/scientists will be responsible for running the plates on the qPCR instrument, QC'ing the data when it is available, and alerting
laboratory management of any data issues.
This role is critical to the end-to-end workflow and you will be assigned to a specific assessment method and trained on it extensively. We will equip you with the required PPE for
the level of exposure and you will have to strictly adhere to the specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Sample Preparation Technician
The Sample Preparation Technician is responsible for confirming that the human biological specimens delivered to the designated assessment area are accounted for on the
Primary responsibilities will include the removal of specimen transport tubes from kit packaging according to the safety guidelines outlined in the Specimen Receiving Standard
Operating Procedure (SOP), while using necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Identifying samples that may be compromised or do not meet established acceptability criteria according to defined processes and procedures will also be a critical part of this role (e.g. not accurately labelled, open tubes, empty tubes etc).
Personnel in this position may sort samples as needed into racks, pipette samples into 96-well plates, complete viral inactivation steps and enter required information into a LIMS system.
You will receive training on a specific sample preparation procedure that is compatible with the downstream assay method as well as guidance on accurate, safe handling, and
processing of samples according to a specific Specimen Processing SOP that is applicable.
Initially this process will be mostly manual but during the assignment increasing levels of benchtop automation will be deployed and you will be required to flex between manual and automated work stations.
This role is critical to the end-to-end workflow and you will be assigned to a specific assessment method and trained on it extensively. We will equip you with the required PPE for the level of exposure and you will have to strictly adhere to the specific Assessment SOP.
Posting ID: 570981959Posted: 2020-09-23