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Battelle Memorial Institute Biology Sr Technician in Aberdeen, Maryland

Battelle’s founding mission “to translate scientific discovery and technology advances into societal benefit” is as relevant today as when we opened our doors over 90 years ago. Our science and technology enhance society's well-being and create critical innovations that drive scientific advances for the future. We conduct groundbreaking research and development, design and manufacture leading-edge products, and deliver critical services for commercial and government customers. Our work meets the needs of the nation when it matters most, and Battelle is committed to driving innovation today and for generations to come.

Battelle is currently seeking a Biology Sr. Technician . This position is located in Aberdeen, MD .

JOB SUMMARY

This Biology Technician will be responsible for performing laboratory research, technical problem solving, and routine specified data analysis. The candidate will also be expected to communicate routine research procedures and results for contribution to reports.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for general laboratory support of immunology, molecular biology, and microbiology projects in both biosafety level 2 (BSL2) and BSL3 environments.

  • Works under general supervision and instruction or more experienced staff.

  • Prepare media and reagent stocks, autoclave and dispose of bio-hazardous waste, maintain supply inventory, place supply orders.

  • Perform general lab maintenance and cleaning.

  • Perform and document assays according to standard operating procedures and in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related science and 3 years; OR a high school diploma and equivalent laboratory experience of at least 6 years

  • Self-initiative and ability to work independently and prioritize, schedule and organize work.

  • Newly hired employees are subject to a 90-day introductory period.

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain DoJ Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain CDC Select Agent Program approval.

  • Must be willing to work in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) and/or 3 (BSL3) environment and able to wear appropriate respiratory protection.

  • Must be willing to be immunized with licensed and FDA approved Investigational New Drugs (IND) recommended for persons at risk to occupational exposure of biological agents

  • Must be willing to participate in periodic drug screening.

  • Individual must be able to meet the requirements for Public Trust Level 5b.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED

  • Previous experience generally obtained through work history in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) and/or BSL3 laboratory and able to wear appropriate respiratory protection.

  • Quality management experience (GLP)

  • Previous experience in one of more of the following areas: eukaryotic cell culture, aseptic technique, ELISAs, PCR, or microbiology

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers

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