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Lab Technician (0-3 years)
Ref No.: 17-02165
Location: Winslow, Maine
Description:
Responsible for the handling and preparation of samples for testing. Maintaining and documenting accurate records. Assisting with the verification and reporting of test results.

Summary: 
 
The Laboratory Technician performs general laboratory functions which include, but are not limited to the following areas:
  1. killed virus inoculation and harvest;
  2. egg traying, candling;
  3. preparation for and clean up after all production operations; and
  4. washing, wrapping and sterilizing glassware and equipment.
 
Competencies:
  • Understands and practices good aseptic technique and biosecurity measures.
  • Is able to perform routine, repetitive tasks without guidance.
  • Performs duties according to established SOP's and company safety procedures.
  • Completes basic paperwork with minimal errors and follows proper review protocol.
 
Duties:
  • Clean up and Prep work –includes, but is not limited to, the following: washing, wrapping and sterilizing of glassware and laboratory equipment; loading/unloading autoclaves; washing ceilings, walls, floors, furniture, fixtures and equipment; wrapping and traying of both emulsion and live virus bottles and vials.
  • Egg handling, which may include receiving, traying, candling, and disposal.
  • Virus (killed and live) production, including assistance with room and equipment preparation, setup, inoculation, harvest, antigen processing, filling and clean up.
  • Occasional weekend and off-hour work may be required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Additional Duties may include:
  • Bacteriology – assists in preparation of media and growth, harvest, processing, and inactivation of antigen.
  • Tissue culture – assists in preparation of lab, kitchen work, dispensing, and harvesting of antigen.
  • Emulsion – assist in the preparation, cleaning, mixing, emulsifying of killed antigen formulations
 
Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Associates Degree and previous exposure to aseptic technique and/or other lab sciences preferred.  Speed and accuracy of fine hand manipulation and good eye-hand coordination required. Must be an effective member of a team and be able to follow written and oral instructions.  Must possess proven math skills as well as oral and written communication. 

Must Have
Education Level
Associate Degree *

Field of Study
Science - any *