186228 - Lab Technician
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
Santa Clara
Up to $20.99 DOE
12 mos
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Lab Technician for an opening in Santa Clara, CA.

The Microarray Research Services Laboratories (MRSL) in Santa Clara is looking for a highly motivated, creative thinker who can be part of a team focused on high throughput genotyping, DNA copy number, and DNA extraction. This job requires a dedicated individual, who is a quick learner and enjoys challenges.

MRSL provides customers with service offerings for microarray platforms such as Axiom, Oncoscan, Gene Expression and other Next Gen Genotyping platforms using sequencing technologies. We provide customers with an opportunity to test our platforms and prove their efficacy. We have both internal and external customers from both industry and academia worldwide studying a large variety of subjects and organisms.

We have multiple lab environments in our sub-organization and every candidate hired is thoughtfully assigned to any of four environments outlined below based on previous work experience -

Train in low throughput genotyping assays such as Oncoscan and Gene expression; this requires use of multi-channel pipettes, reagent preparation and sample tracking. Training in high throughput genotyping such as Axiom or Eureka Genomics; this requires the use of automated liquid handlers and timed schedules. Provide assistance in the pre-PCR lab environment performing quantitation and normalization of nucleic acids utilizing automation. Train in a BSL2 space for nucleic acid extractions for each of the aforementioned platforms.

Other general laboratory duties include –
Data entry into laboratory information management system (LIMS). Participate in lab safety training and guidelines specific to MRSL. Be responsible for reporting any out-of-calibration or broken equipment. Fill out inventory sheets for material consumed on a daily basis. Assist team in stocking/restocking materials and shipping/receiving customer samples. Keep lab benches clean at all times, especially before leaving at the end of their day.

1-2 years laboratory experience (can be derived from academic internships). Basic laboratory techniques required such as micropipetting, solution preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, optical density measurements, work with Laboratory Information. Management System (LIMS), etc. Individual must work well in a team environment. Excellent at record keeping and highly organized; neat and tidy and cognizant of shared lab space. Self-motivated. Seeking challenges. Capacity to learn new technologies/concepts rapidly and apply them to the needs of the lab. Willingness to work weekends.

Accredited BS in biological sciences fields, such as Biology or Biochemistry.

Morning Shift (9 am to 5 pm)

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Johnnie Barrientos
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x290 or (800) 927-9318 x290

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.