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Microbiology Lab Technician

Company: System One
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Microbiology Lab Tech
Location: Newark, De
Schedule: M-F 8am-5pm
Type: Contract with the potential to hire
Start date: Immediate
Responsibilities: Effective processing of samples to meet Customer expectations
Logistically manages time and equipment to provide results within key turn-around times
Prepares all laboratory supplies including manufacture of reagents and media, cleaning of tools and equipment, stocking laboratory and warehouse with consumables; documents receipt of goods and notifies Laboratory Manager of supply needs and resource status
Routine maintenance, cleaning, and recordkeeping of laboratory equipment and facility
Performs standard microbiology procedures including handling, growth and purification of cultures
Performs microbial identification procedures including receipt of samples, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, sequencing, performs required data entry, and runs associated equipment (e.g. sequencers, MALDI-TOF)
Follows all safety requirements for laboratory operation and use and disposal of chemical and biohazardous waste
Makes suggestions for process improvements
Maintains open communication with Laboratory Manager
Providing technical expertise to the laboratory
Provides technical support and troubleshooting to any problems associated with lab services
Trains employees in areas of technical expertise
Assists in equipment maintenance and calibration programs, reporting all deficiencies to Senior Lab Technologist or Lab Management
Follows all Quality System Procedures to process samples per Customer request
Works with QA to assist in audits/assessments, laboratory investigations, and implement corrective and preventative actions
Writes, edits SOPs, test cases and quality documents for cGMP lab
Performs test cases as part of validation processes
Compliance to cGMP and ISO17025 requirements
Providing Customer support and improving Customer satisfaction
Verifies sample reports and sends to Customers
Communicates with Customers regarding sample processing, and report interpretation; escalates Customer inquiries outside of this scope to manager as needed
Assists in responding to Customer inquiries expediently (within 24hrs)
Act as a Customer liaison for the company at Customer-facing events
Assist in promotion of the company

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in life science with 1-3 years of experience in a technical role
Technical expertise in all laboratory functions, services, and regulations (including microbiology lab techniques, DNA sequencing, MALDI-TOF, FAME, taxonomy, cGMP/GLP, ISO 17025)
Familiarity with multiple regulatory requirements
Computer skills - all Office software and specialized software including sequencing and MALDI-TOF
At least 1 year of experience in a technical setting
Experience speaking with Customers at tradeshows, in person, and via phone call

Keywords: System One, Newark , Microbiology Lab Technician, Professions , Newark, Delaware

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