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Microbiology Lab Technician

Apply now Job no: 499007
Department: Microbiology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Microbiology Lab Technician
Job Summary:

Microbiology Lab Technician to handle and prepare human biological samples for downstream polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Covid-19.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Microbiology Lab Technician will set up high through put PCR reactions using 96- and/or 384-well plates using manual and robotic procedures, running PCR instrument, and collecting and reporting data. Candidates should be capable of troubleshooting potential problems associated with sample handling and preparation, equipment operation and data collection while maintaining data confidentially and sample custody. Candidates should have good communication skills and able to personally and professionally interact with team members.

Minimum Qualifications:

BS in biological sciences including microbiology, chemistry/biochemistry, biology or closely related field. Conceptually and technically familiar with PCR technology and procedures, training in basic/general laboratory methods and equipment used in a modern biology, microbiology and/or biochemistry laboratory. Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to a candidate with a MS degree and practical training in molecular biology methods and equipment, including PCR, currently used for surveillance purposes.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Andor Kiss at 

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of application will begin August 2, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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