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Laboratory Technician - DNA Testing

Endeavor DNA Inc
El Paso, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $31,200 to $40,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision, 401k,
Job Description

Endeavor DNA Laboratories seeks a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Laboratory Technician for DNA testing. This is a full time, entry level position. We offer a competitive hourly rate and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401K, and paid time off. Applicants must be able to work 1pm-10pm Monday - Friday. If you have a keen attention to detail and have a desire to work for a fast-paced, growing company, please send us your resume today!

 

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelors degree in a natural, physical, or forensic science is required along with successful completion of college level coursework in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.

 

Position Summary:

The work of a Laboratory Technician involves the scientific examination and testing of human DNA specimens. A Laboratory Technician is responsible for the daily testing of DNA samples by employing scientifically validated DNA testing methods. Previous hands-on experience with serological techniques, nucleic acid extraction, PCR amplification, capillary electrophoresis, and STR analysis is a plus.

 

Responsibilities:

• Accurately performs DNA extraction, PCR amplification, and reporting of results using validated methods per standard operating procedures

• Conducts serological screening for the presence of biological fluids using validated methods per standard operating procedures

• Maintains complete documentation and strict chain of custody to preserve the integrity of samples in all cases

• Engage in continuous process improvement

• Requires strict adherence to quality control guidelines to ensure laboratory safety and accuracy of results

• Participation in continuing education programs

• Works under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager

• Maintains a clean work environment

• Maintains productivity as required by the Laboratory Manager

• Maintains competency through performance evaluations and successful completion of proficiency tests

 

Environmental and Physical Requirements

• Requires work with laboratory chemicals and various biological fluids

• Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. and sit or stand for long periods

• Must have manual dexterity sufficient to conduct laboratory tasks as determined by the Laboratory Manager

• Must have strong organizational skills

 

All Candidates Must Be Able To:

• Communicate effectively and manage multiple tasks efficiently

• Approach problem solving in a logical, unbiased, and methodical manner

• Provide a DNA sample to be maintained by the Laboratory for quality assurance purposes.

• Use Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) with intermediate proficiency

• Work well in a team, and independently

Endeavor DNA Inc

Address

6955 N Mesa Steet

El Paso, TX
USA

Industry

Healthcare

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