JVT Advisors

Lab Tech

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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Contract Length:  6 months

Job Summary:  This person prepares specimens for analysis and organizes tests to be performed.

  • Prepares and properly labels reagents required for laboratory testing.
  • Conduct genetic analysis of blood, saliva, dried blood spots or human tissue to determine presence of abnormal sequence changes.
  • Review test results for QC purposes, maintain legible work records, and enter findings into the laboratory information systems.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment according to established schedule and procedure.
  • Verify proper instrument function by checking and calibrating lab instruments and document data.
  • Records on instrument log any repairs, replacement and maintenance performed on laboratory instruments.

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or related scientific discipline and one of the following: two years of related experience OR completion of a molecular genetics training program, one year of experience in a molecular genetics laboratory, and ASCP certification. 
  • Clinical laboratory environment; some exposure to blood borne pathogens and chemical irritants.  
  • Must wear protective lab gear including lab coat, gloves, face shield and completely closed footwear.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds

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