Job Number: 27311720 Full/Part Time: Full Time Schedule: 8AM - 5PM Salary: $49,966 - $59,487
Position Information The Molecular Biology Laboratory Technician will be responsible for running and analyzing molecular assays for the detection of human pathogens. Experience with molecular techniques including DNA/RNA extraction and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is required. Knowledge and expertise in sterile technique and microbiology are also required. Experience with virology, multichannel pipetting and robotics is highly desirable. Must be willing to perform assigned duties in a Biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory. Demonstrated organizational skills are highly desirable. A bachelor's degree in one of the biological sciences majors is preferred. The incumbent's duties will include (i) isolating RNA from clinical samples, (ii) using laboratory automation, (iii) performing RT-PCR, and (iv) documenting test results and preparing them for reporting.
**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **
Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement A bachelors degree in one of the biological sciences majors is preferred. Preferred Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and three years of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and two years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Required
Experience Requirement Experience with molecular techniques including DNA/RNA extraction andreal-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Required Experience with virology, multichannel pipetting and robotics is highly desirable. Preferred Experience in a research laboratory in a higher education setting or within the UC system. Preferred
Requirement Must be willing to perform assigned duties in a Biosafety level 2 (BSL-2)laboratory. Required Must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI. Required
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge and expertise in sterile technique and microbiology are also required. Demonstrated organizational skills.