Laboratory Technologist

Posting Date: 06/10/2019
Closing Date: 08/31/2019
Posting Level: Entry Level

Under the direction of the laboratory management team, the Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for performing experiments involved in the verification and validation of IVD assays based on immunopurification coupled with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The Laboratory Technologist will provide detailed results of experiments through day-to-day interaction will fellow technologists and laboratory management as part of a team of highly skilled laboratory professionals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work under guidance of a supervisor in the development of automated specimen handling and processing for analysis by mass spectrometry.

• Assist in the assessment of raw material for new assay components.

• Assist in the assessment of new materials and equipment where necessary and provide feedback on suitability for use.

• Perform process and equipment verification and validation following SOPs.

• Interpret and record results from mass spectra.

• Handle hazardous chemicals and reagents according to safety regulations.

• Assist in maintaining equipment to the highest possible standards.
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QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:


Required:

• Bachelor's Degree in Science.

• Minimum 2 years' experience working in a clinical or research laboratory.

• Proven record of performing complex laboratory experiments.

• Proven record of clearly reporting results of complex laboratory experiments.

• Experience following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Experience acquiring data using instrument acquisition software.

• Experience communicating results of experiments (digital, written, verbal).


Desired:

• Experience performing verification and validation of IVD assays in a clinical laboratory.

• Experience using a mass spectrometer.

• Experience using laboratory automation software for sample preparation.

• Experience interpreting technical information from scientific documents and converting the information to a new experimental design.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The employee will be required to stand and/or work up to 4 hours a day and/or sit up to 8 hours a day; use hands to handle or feel objects including pipettes, keyboard and telephones.

• May need to reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

• The employee will be required to talk and hear and have specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

• The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

• The noise level in the work environment will vary by location but is usually moderate.


COMPANY PROFILE:

Binding Site provides specialized diagnostic products to clinicians and laboratory professionals worldwide. Our people are dedicated to improving patient lives, delivering innovative medical solutions that improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders.
Founded by researchers at the University of Birmingham U.K., Binding Site has continued to build on its strong scientific foundations, supporting research and development within our field and responding to the changing needs of patients, researchers and clinicians for over 25 years.
The research and development laboratory in Rochester Minnesota is the first of its kind for the company and was set up to create IVD assays based on immunopurification coupled with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The laboratory has MALDI-TOF and Q-TOF mass spectrometers, capillary flow LC systems, and robotic liquid handling systems.
We are committed to working in collaboration with our partners and customers to lead the way in specialized medical diagnostics, ensuring we continue to make a difference together.



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