Laboratory Technician

  • Location: Waltham MA
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #34674

Position: Lab Tech
Location: Waltham, MA
Pay: $25-35/hour 
This is an onsite full time position! 

This position is responsible for performing high-complexity CLIA testing in day-to-day operations of the laboratory. (Must know PCR techniques) 


  • Responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and for reporting test results.
  • Follow the laboratory’s procedure for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintain records of patient test results
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Perform molecular techniques, such as DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, and operate automated liquid handling platforms.
  •  Perform daily, weekly, monthly and as needed equipment maintenance checks.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness in the labs.
  • Perform workflow that maintains quality, thoroughness, and optimum efficiency for Turn Around Time (TAT).
  • Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
  • Except as specified in the qualifications, perform high complexity testing only under the onsite direct supervision of a General Supervisor qualified.


  • BS or MS in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related scientific field
  • 2-4 years of experience within laboratory setting
  • Proficient experience with PCR and molecular techniques required 


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