1. Assisting with sample processing using excellent sterile technique. This will include, but not be limited to, labeling sample tubes/plates, filling tubes/plates with media/reagents, handling samples, isolating bacteria, inoculating growth media, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA extractions, determining minimum inhibitory concentrations of antibiotics using a Sensititre, preparing freezer stock of bacterial isolates, etc. 50%
2. Keeping and maintaining exceptional documentation of daily laboratory activities. This includes detailing protocols used and observations made in a lab notebook. It may involve entering data and observations into documents and/or spreadsheets. 10%
3. Preparing media and reagents for the lab. This will include preparing broths, agar plates, supplements for broths and agar plates, and buffers. 30%
4. General upkeep of lab spaces. This will include daily lab chores: emptying waste containers, preparing items for autoclaving, autoclaving items, putting away sterile items, filling soap and paper towels dispensers, keeping lab shelves tidy, testing eye wash stations, etc. 10%
5. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: BA/BS in (Microbiology, preferred) or a combination of relevant education and scientific experience totaling 4 years. Must have good organizational skills, and experience using Excel, Word, and Power Point
Internal Number: 337776
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