Biological Laboratory Technician

Edgewood, MD
Feb 12, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time
Project Overview: Excet Inc. is seeking to hire an entry to mid-level Biological Laboratory Technician. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have sufficient technical skills to join a creative and productive team responsible for new reagent development in the areas of recombinant antibodies, recombinant proteins and test/validation of reagents in different molecular and immunoassay formats, small/large scale fermentation of recombinant cells for optimal bioreactor conditions, and production and characterization of small molecule, peptide and protein toxins. Applicants must have demonstrated hands-on experience and proficiency with molecular biology techniques including, but not limited to: gene cloning, cell culture, protein expression, purification and affinity chromatography, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, immunoassays (eg, ELISA, Western blot) as well as general competence in basic laboratory procedures. Experience with analytical techniques for measuring protein interactions (eg biolayer interferometry, surface plasma resonance) is highly desired. Required Skills and Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor s degree in Biology or related field Must have at least 1 or more years of research experience in either an academic, government or industry laboratory Must have experience and demonstrate proficiency with several molecular biology techniques Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to work a fixed schedule Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance Ability to assist with other duties as assigned Ability to complete additional training as assigned Type of Position: Full-Time Non-Exempt/Hourly Travel: Occasional local travel up to 5% Excet, Inc. is a growing research services firm specializing in science and engineering. Excet, Inc. offers a collaborative team culture where you can use your skills and experience to advance your career and make a difference. We re looking for intellectual curiosity, a high level of comfort with complexity, and a desire to work in a wide range of challenging environments. We continue to attract and retain the best workforce in the field. The company specializes in finding the right people for any research, engineering, or project management challenge. We offer an employee benefits package and overall cost structure that attracts and retains the highest quality of employee. If you have talent, experience, and a desire to advance your career, come join our team. Excet, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and participates in E-Verify. Job Requirements: The successful candidate will possess aptitude and experience for working both independently, in collaboration with other team members, and under the general guidance of the Principle Investigator(s) who outlines overall area of responsibility and provides general program direction. The candidate will serve as a biologist, responsible for performing a variety of tasks and duties related to research in cell biology, molecular biology and microbiology using a wide range of BSL2 non-pathogenic biological materials and surrogates. Work will include developing hypotheses, designing experiments, establishing standard operating procedures for new research and testing protocols, operating a variety of equipment such as RT-PCR, HPLC and performing a variety of technical duties and experiments associated with the laboratory. A professional knowledge of the theories, principles and methods of molecular and cell biology, and microbiology and of the management practices, organizational policies and missions, to perform a wide variety of research procedures is required. The candidate will also be expected to prepare technical correspondence as required and prepare technical reports and figures for publications and keep abreast of the latest scientific developments in various fields.