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Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Job Number: 1707-88850-LBTC-003
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 8/3/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE:  Laboratory Technician

POSITION NUMBER:  1707-88850-LBTC-003

POSITION LOCATION: Atlanta, GA, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE:  September 4, 2017

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: Position is filled

TRAVEL:  As required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients.  The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc., and will be assigned to the Parasitic Diseases Branch (PDB), Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM), Center for Global Health (CGH), at the CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, to provide laboratory and analytical support services.  

SCOPE OF WORK

The Laboratory Technician will provide laboratory and analytical support services including the development of new diagnostic assays and testing algorithms for parasitic infections, and to enhance and maintain reference diagnostics, testing capacity and quality assurance and quality control management.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform serological tests to detect disease- specific antibodies and antigens
  • Perform DNA extraction and molecular tests to detect disease specific DNA
  • Perform laboratory testing using multiplex serology (Luminex, MAGPIX), Western blot and ELISA methods
  • Perform microscopic analysis and resistance testing on parasitological specimens
  • Develop laboratory assays using phenotypic, serologic, molecular, and proteomic methods
  • Validate assays using defined sera and determine the assay sensitivity and specificity
  • Analyze and interpret laboratory data generated
  • Perform processes using StarLIMS to include accessioning, queries, results entry, reporting, and troubleshooting
  • Perform quality management and quality control activities in conformance with CLIA ’88 requirements to include performing all standard laboratory procedures in accordance with CLIA ’88 protocols
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance to include calibrating instruments and verifying their proper functioning
  • Conduct evaluation of laboratory experiments to determine whether data generated are accurate and valid to identify unusual or unexpected results and their probable causes
  • Assume responsibility that incoming specimens are processed and triaged maintaining a “chain-of-custody” and with CDC required inventory and barcoding processes
  • Perform general laboratory functions to include checking and recording daily temperature of freezers and media, washing glassware, cleaning of autoclave pans, keeping work surface clean at all times, picking up spills, and properly disposing of laboratory waste
  • Prepare buffers and reagents for usage in laboratory
  • Maintain inventory of defined sera of various parasitic diseases and also U.S. normal sera
  • Provide customer service with coverage of laboratory phones and faxes
  • Maintain data records, specimen inventories, and proper storage of laboratory specimens
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, equipment, and specimens
  • Assist with the ordering of laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Prepare written documents and reports

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate (B.S.) degree in medical technology, biology, or related biomedical science field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in performing duties noted

Required:

  • Knowledge of standard laboratory procedures and bio-safety guidelines
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to write scientific reports

Desirable:

  • Familiarity with parasitic diseases
  • Experience with genetic material extraction
  • Experience with immunoassay development and deployment
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member, in a research setting
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Exhibit strong ability to work as a team member

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English   

REQUIREMENT:

  • Must be United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply for this position:

  • If you are viewing this position on the IHRC Career Center, please click on the "Apply Now" button.  
  • If you are viewing this position on a site other than the IHRC Career Center, you may use the “click to apply” link, or you may apply by visiting our Career Center and searching for the position number listed at the top of this position description.  
  • To view all of our open positions, and to apply to those positions in which you may be interested, please visit our Career Center, which can also be reached by visiting www.ihrc.com/Careers and clicking on the “View Opportunities” link.

 
IHRC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, and veteran or disability status and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

Organization Description:

IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. IHRC is a minority woman-owned small business and participates in the 8(a) business development program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. We assist our clients in accomplishing their missions and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner, and we strive exceed our clients’ expectations.

Closing Date: 11/3/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: HUMAN RESOURCES,  Laboratory Technician
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200

Atlanta   GA  30346
United States
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200
 
  Atlanta   GA  30346
  United States
Contact Phone:  
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Contact Email: resume@ihrc.com
Web Address: https://www.ihrc.com
How to Apply:

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