Lab Technician

  • Location: San Diego
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #34587

One of our clients is starting up a new laboratory in San Diego, CA to store & process patient samples for the Biotechnology industry! Contract-to-hire opportunity! Great for entry level candidates with experience with human blood samples.

Anticipated Start Date: June 15
Pay rate range: $23-28/hr


Biorepository Maintenance and Sample Processing

  • Perform processing of blood based biospecimens primarily for the isolation of PBMCs and their cellular subsets, from sample arrival through processing, aliquoting, and storage.
  • Perform research grade testing human biospecimens pertaining to infectious disease panels or HLA typing.
  • Perform general cell culture work pertaining to the counting of cells and calculation of cell viability and distribution.
  • Monitor freezers (temperature monitoring, issue logs, maintenance, freezer space & organization)
  • Support and perform basic troubleshooting of processing and sample storage equipment.
  • Other job functions as assigned.
  • Commercial Laboratory Management and Client Troubleshooting
  • Perform duties pertinent to a commercial laboratory, including, but not limited to: preparing samples for shipment, altering procedures based on client requests, ensuring timelines are met, answering specific client questions.
  • Ensure that materials and reagents are being purchased in accordance with budget and capacity.
  • Ensure and enforce safety compliance, regulations, and SOPs.
  • Perform regular certification of equipment to verify conformance to industry standards and procedures.
  • Retrieve samples from storage and properly prepare them to be shipped to the client depending on project schedules.

Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience in one of the following fields: chemical/biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering, cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or equivalent.
  • Experience with mammalian blood samples is highly preferred.
  • Experience processing human leukopaks is highly preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas through verbal and written form.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Knowledge of process or utility equipment/system maintenance.
  • Must be able to work in a BSL-2 Lab setting with biohazards /various chemicals.
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPEs.
  • Must be available to work on weekends if needed.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.


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