Technologist I

Technologist I - Laboratory

Location: Houston Texas USA

Houston Texas United States
Job Type: Regular Full-time
Division: Precision for Medicine
Business Unit: Specialty Lab Services
Requisition Number: 1645

Position Summary

 

Participate in Flow. PBMCs, IF / IHC projects through assay development, validation, and execution in a timely manner.  Process clinical samples. Perform assays according to SOPs and support development of new procedures and improvement of existing SOPs. May perform other cell-based assays.

 

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to

  • Performs simple and complex processing of tissue, PBMCs, blood and body fluids, both routine and non-routine procedures
  • Independently run PBMC enrichment by Ficoll method, and perform cell count automatically and manually
  • Perform with Flow / IF /IHC / Opal staining
  • Set up Lecia® auto-Bond Rx instrumentation and run calibration & samples, maintain cell culture
  • Acquire sample through CantoII and Polaris
  • Run quality control samples; Run clinical samples and generate data
  • Maintain a stock of all needed reagents and consumables
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly instrument maintenance and trouble-shooting as required
  • Flexibility in shift work
  • You will work with scientists to carry out qualification of assay for new project
  • You will need to work with QA to perform good documentation, and to ensure the lab operating under CLIA, GLP and GCP standard
  • You will assist lab supervisor and manager in training new personnel on project related assay, daily lab work and SOP procedure
  • You may need to complete freezer transfers, generate reports document the transfer, and coordinate with QC and entry of new locations into the BSI system
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Medical technology, Life Sciences, Biology, or other related discipline) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 0 - 2 years of prior related laboratory experience

 

Other required:

  • Someone who is a good team player, meticulously detailed and organized, can work under pressure and has good oral and written communication skills
  • This person be able to learn new techniques as needed and can contribute to quality control of reagents through a variety of tests, writing of SOPs
  • Requires superior attention to detail, ability and willingness to effectively scrutinize data and works well in a group environment
  • Work under stress and be able to deliver tasks on time
  • Must possess strong computational skills, preferably experienced with Word, Excel, Power Point, GraphPad Prism
  • Excellent use of judgment and discretion required
  • Extended work hours may be occasionally necessary in order to meet business demands
  • The ability to see and differentiate between colors on the full color spectrum
  • Ability to lift and carry between 1-15 lbs.; Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. overhead with assistance; frequently required to sit, grasp, and use right/left finger dexterity; May be exposed to a cold freezer environment (Freezer temperatures range between -20ºC -196ºC)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language 

 

Preferred:

  • At least 6 months staining experience on tissue, whole blood or isolated cells
  • Experience in oncology related research or hematology research are also beneficial
  • Experience with Lecia® auto-Bond Rx technique
  • A solid understanding of current GLP or CAP/CLIA/ISO standards
  • Have a documentation background in a laboratory setting with respect to regulatory guidelines (cGMP, cGLP or ISO) and SOPs

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