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Laboratory Technician

VRL Laboratories Gaithersburg, MD

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
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 regard 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

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Growing, stable company with a strive for excellence, great benefits and enjoyable work environment.


401 Professional Dr.

Gaithersburg, MD



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