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Technologist

  • Location: Houston
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #34047

Lab Technologist 
Open to either shift (1st or 2nd) and be flexible to work Saturdays
Will need previous experience in PBMC, flow or tissue staining 

Position Summary:
PBMC/Flow Cytometry/Tissue Staining

Participate in IF / IHC projects through assay development, validation, and execution in a timely manner. Perform assays according to SOPs and support development of new procedures and improvement of existing SOPs. May perform other cell-based assays.

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:

  • Performs simple and complex processing of tissue, blood and body fluids, both routine and non-routine procedures
  • Familiar with IF /IHC / Opal staining
  • Set up Lecia® auto-Bond Rx instrumentation and run calibration & samples
  • Run quality control samples; Run clinical samples and generate data
  • Maintain a stock of all needed reagents and consumables
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly instrument maintenance and trouble-shooting as required
  • Flexibility in shift work
  • You will work with scientists to carry out qualification of assay for new project
  • You will need to work with QA to perform good documentation, and to ensure the lab operating under CLIA, GLP and GCP standard
  • You will assist lab manager in training new personnel on project related assay, daily lab work and SOP procedure
  • You may need to complete freezer transfers, generate reports document the transfer, and coordinate with QC and entry of new locations into the BSI
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Histo-technology, Life Sciences, Biology, or other related discipline) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-3 years of prior related laboratory experience

Preferred:

  • Professional trained histo-technologist or at least 6 months staining experience on tissue, whole blood or isolated cells
  • Cell culture experience
  • A solid understanding of current GLP or CAP/CLIA/ISO standards
  • Experience with Lecia® auto-Bond Rx technique
  • Have a documentation background in a laboratory setting with respect to regulatory guidelines (cGMP, cGLP or ISO) and SOPs

Other Required:

  • Experience in oncology related research or hematology research are also beneficial
  • Someone who is a good team player, meticulously detailed and organized, can work under pressure and has good oral and written communication skills
  • This person be able to learn new techniques as needed and can contribute to quality control of reagents through a variety of tests, writing of SOPs
  • Requires superior attention to detail, ability and willingness to effectively scrutinize data and works well in a group environment
  • Work under stress and be able to deliver tasks on time
  • Must possess strong computational skills, preferably experienced with Word, Excel, Power Point, GraphPad Prism
  • Excellent use of judgment and discretion required
  • Extended work hours may be occasionally necessary in order to meet business demands
  • The ability to see and differentiate between colors on the full color spectrum
  • Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language

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