Senior Lab Technologist

Full Time @OSU in Academia/Research
  • Agricultural Hall, N Monroe St, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, United States View on Map
  • Apply Before : February 28, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1013
  • Career Level  Others
  • Experience Level  1 to 7 Years
  • Job Function  Research & Development
  • Qualifications  Degree Bachelor
  • Species  Amphibian/ReptileBovineCanineEquineExotic/AvianLab animalMixedPorcineOvine/Caprine

Job Description

This position is assigned to the Molecular Diagnostics section at OADDL. The primary responsibilities of this position are to prepare and process animal tissues, fluids, bacterial/fungal cultures, and other clinical specimens for DNA/RNA extraction; conduct routine molecular biology techniques, assist in writing and implementing new SOPs, test validation, and maintenance of equipment; assist in maintaining the molecular diagnostics laboratory and all storage areas in a clean and orderly state; and other duties as assigned. Work schedule may extend beyond normal business hours. Occasional weekend and holiday work will be assigned.

Rabies immunization is required and will be provided.
Occasional unpleasant odors from animal tissues and diagnostic specimens. Ability to operate in fast-paced, high-throughput environment with repetitive pipetting tasks. Occasional holiday and weekend work.
Handling of chemicals, handling of animal tissues, biological/zoonotic agents (including but not limited to viral and bacterial, fugal, and protozoal organisms), and use of electrical equipment.
Rabies immunization is required and will be provided. Repetitive pipetting tasks.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field

Previous laboratory experience in a work or school setting

Rabies immunization is required and will be provided

Basic knowledge in molecular techniques; specifically, RNA/DNA extractions, PCR analysis, molecular assay development, use of gel electrophoresis, and trouble-shooting and proficiency in general use of laboratory equipment. Excellent communication skills and organizational skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with PCR and working with nucleic acids. Previous experience working in a diagnostic research lab is preferred.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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