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Laboratory Technician

VRL Laboratories
Gaithersburg, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description



REPORTS TO: Lab Supervisor



The Laboratory Technician will perform a wide variety of assays or tests required to give quality accurate results for diagnostic and health monitoring services.  He/she will make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks and documentation and ensure all documentation fulfills regulatory standards.  He/she will maintain an understanding of technological principles and applications of the organization’s test services.



·         Responsible for having a broad working knowledge of lab policies and assays

·         Conducts pre-designed assays using basic laboratory techniques and skills

·         Independently conducts assigned test procedures within constraints of lab scheduling

·         Receives samples from courier, addresses discrepancies, & logs the necessary information into the testing system

·         Follow SOPs and relevant compliance regulations in regards to safety procedures, documentation, and scientific responsibility

·         Independently analyzes data and interprets results

·         Advise supervisor of factors that may affect quality and usefulness of data

·         Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipment

·         Demonstrate consistently good communication and interpersonal skills with employees, management and clients (where applicable)

·         Assist in writing/reviewing SOPs

·         Assist in training new staff members in performance of routine lab tasks

·         Serve as a mentor to junior staff members

·         Use and maintain scientific equipment, instrumentation and computer systems

·         Other duties as assigned




·         High School diploma or equivalent required, BS degreed preferred

·         Laboratory experience a plus


·         Ability to work independently, prioritize duties, and carry through with all steps needed to complete each function

·         Ability to clearly identify and communicate issues that need to be addressed and to take the necessary steps to avoid future errors

·         Digital literacy

·         Must be a US citizen or permanent resident


VRL Laboratories

VRL is a global leader in providing high quality animal health surveillance and diagnostic services to the laboratory animal industry. With over 70 years of diagnostic experience satisfying customers around the world, the company is well positioned to meet the needs of researchers working towards improving people’s lives. The company offers a comprehensive range of testing methodologies as well as depth of test offered. Our global presence provides researchers collaborating in different countries assurance of consistent results and client services.


401 Professional Dr.

Gaithersburg, MD
20879 USA



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