Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Posted: January 13, 2017
Reference ID: 1815741243
A Molecular Biologist job in Washington, DC is now available through Adecco Medical and Science. Primary responsibility of this position is performing non-research molecular testing to rapidly identify and characterize potential pathogenic bacterial and viral threat agents. The ideal candidate must have more than one year of real-time PCR experience. Rotating weekends and some holidays are required.
Performing non-research molecular testing to rapidly identify and characterize potential pathogenic bacterial and viral threat agents.
Ensures incoming biological samples are processed and triaged maintaining chain of custody.
Performs and interprets a variety of specialized tests and strains, detection, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms.
Prepares written and oral reports, answers questions, troubleshoot and makes recommendations to the supervisor for inclusion in comprehensive reports on test findings.
Maintains and operates equipment including performing calibrations, adjustments, and to operate equipment and instruments properly and in a safe manner.
Participates in cross training related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.
Additionally, will be responsible for maintaining knowledge and skills related to position and program and to carry out all procedures in accordance to proper handling and storage of various biological materials.
Must be available 24/7/365 to respond in case of emergency.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in microbiology, molecular biology, or related course work in biological sciences, and REQUIRES more than one year of recent postgraduate laboratory bench experience to include frequent and regular utilization of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, aseptic techniques, and biological assays.
Alternatively, at least four (4) years of equivalent biological laboratory bench experience is acceptable in lieu of degree.
Must have more than one year of experience with real-time PCR
If you are interested in this Molecular Biologist job in Washington, DC then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Adecco Medical & Science please go to www.adeccousa.com. If you have questions about this position or would like more information please contact Kim Jewett at 315-385-4170 or by email at Kimberly.Jewett@adeccona.com
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