Lab Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Lab Assistant

The George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine in the College of Science, is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individuals for two Lab Assistant job openings. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Center The Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine in the College of Science has a mission to: a) create new technologies and make basic science discoveries in the field of disease pathogenesis, b) apply these discoveries and technologies to create and implement strategies for disease prevention, early diagnosis, and individualized therapy. The primary emphasis of our disease research is cancer and infectious diseases. Our CAP/CLIA accredited laboratory bridges translational research and clinical diagnostic testing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAP/CLIA laboratory is providing COVID testing services, in addition to on-going research.

Position Summary The Laboratory Assistant serves as a general laboratory assistant in the COVID-19 testing lab. In this capacity, the incumbent serves as the primary person to receive and log-in specimens, reagents, and supplies; communicate with couriers; performs daily equipment quality control for refrigerators, incubators/ovens, and freezers; maintains adequate reagent and supply inventory, performs general lab functions such as autoclaving waste, recycling material, retrieving packages/deliveries, washing glassware/plasticware; copying/printing; communicates all issues with the laboratory team and supervisors, ensures compliance with applicable CAP/CLIA accreditation regulations and all federal, state, and local laws, and abides by university and laboratory SOPs and policies.

The duration of the appointment is 1 year and subject to renewal, dependent on satisfactory performance and continuation of funding.

Required Qualifications: * Ability to work in a regulated laboratory environment wearing personnel protective equipment for an 8 hour work day/shift; * Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English; * Ability to read and record numbers; * Ability to use personal computers and Microsoft Word and Excel; * Ability to follow complex oral instructions; * High school diploma.

Preferred Qualifications: * Course work in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Biology, Biochemistry, or Life Sciences.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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