Laboratory Support Technician (onsite temp-to-hire)

  • Temporary Worker - Full Time (Agency) - TFT
  • Novato, CA
  • Posted 1 month ago

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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POSITION SUMMARY
Buck Institute for Research on Aging is looking for a Laboratory Technician to support the Institute’s 20 labs. This role will work as part of the Laboratory Support Services group, supporting laboratory operations for the entire Institute’s laboratory staff. This is a temporary position which may convert to full time after 90 days.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Autoclaving: Use glassware washing machines and autoclaves to clean and sterilize lab ware. Maintain adequate supply of labware, materials and equipment in the labs.
  • Media: Largescale Drosophila food preparation. Prepare plates, medias and buffers for researchers.
  • Waste: Remove and collect biohazardous cell culture and laboratory benchtop waste daily.
  • Gases/LN2: Monitor and manage lab gases and liquid nitrogen used for cell culture, cryopreservation and other instrumentation.
  • Incubators: Set up cell culture rooms including incubators, vacuum flask aspiration systems, and maintenance of biological safety cabinets.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair general lab equipment including autoclaves, Lancer washers, incubators, cryo-storage units and lab water purifiers.
  • Assist with lab set-ups/relocations.
  • Order supplies as needed/utilized by the core.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

  • B.S. preferred in Environmental Health, Biology or other science background
  • 1+ years’ experience in a laboratory, research or comparable environment
  • Working knowledge of laboratory operations and equipment

Specialized Skills

  • Resourceful and takes initiative
  • Knowledge of laboratory operations and technical aptitude
  • Ability to think independently and respond appropriately to a crisis
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organization skills
  • Highly effective problem-solving and excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with personnel of diverse scientific background
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Tagged as: lab instruments, lab operations, lab services, lab support, lab technician

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