Research Lab Technician

  • location: Fairfax, VA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $52,000 - $55,000 per year
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Research Lab Technician

job summary:
Great opportunity to perform cutting edge research in the field of women's oncology

location: Fairfax, Virginia
job type: Permanent
salary: $52,000 - 55,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
  • Perform routine tissue sample preparation
  • Ensures/provides quality specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Operates mass spectrometry systems/methodologies in order to produce timely and accurate proteomics data.
  • Reports experimental data accurately and efficiently to customers.
  • Maintains systems to ensure maximum up-times.
  • Communicates to maintain team knowledge.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of operational and regulatory standards.
  • Participates in professional growth opportunities to enhance personal, team, and departmental development.
  • 1-3 years of experience with cancer biomarker research and advanced techniques in mass spectrometry and quantitative proteomics.
  • Ability to support the operation and maintenance of advanced liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of proteomic profiling and translational cancer research.
  • Experience in developing and adhering to standard operating procedures for instrument calibration and operational efficiency of the LC-MS instrumentation.
  • Bachelor's degree from a nationally/regionally accredited college/university in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology or a related biomedical science; educational training must include at least two semesters (or equivalent) of upper-level, hands-on laboratory training in the biological or chemical sciences.
  • Must possess a solid working knowledge of analytical sciences.
  • Hands-on experience protein preparation, working knowledge of computer hardware, computerized equipment; organizational and time management skills; communication skills; interpersonal skills; team skills; troubleshooting skills
skills: Chemistry, GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Sample Preparation, Sample Testing, Sanitation, LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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