Research and Development Lab Technologist

DNA Genotek
Job Location
Ottawa, ON, Canada,
Job Description

DNA Genotek, a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, is a rapidly growing biotech company that has become the recognized world leader in DNA collection products. Our success is based on the strong relationships we've built with our customers and the exceptional talent of our employees. We pride ourselves on offering a fun, positive and high performance environment that supports the continued growth and development of all employees. We hope you are interested in joining our team as we are currently in search of a Research Lab Technologist. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in research and product development activities directed towards the discovery of new technologies to meet market opportunities. You will join a strong Research & Development scientific team and will be given the opportunity to grow and develop your career in a supportive environment. Responsibilities will include:

  • Utilize your lab experience and skills to help find creative solutions to challenging scientific problems.
  • Perform experiments helping to identify new product opportunities.
  • Develop and execute testing procedures for medical devices that simulate sample collection, transport, and storage conditions.
  • Test multiple iterations of products simultaneously and over longitudinal studies.
  • Maintain clear records (written and electronic) of work accomplished in the laboratory.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor and other members of the scientific team.
  • Assist in general laboratory support functions.

Education Required:

  • Lab Technician Diploma and/or Honours B.Sc. with Specialization in Biochemistry (Biotechnology), Molecular Biology or Biotechnology, with at least 2 years of relevant job experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a M.Sc. degree in one of the above referenced disciplines.
    Experience and Other Requirements:
  • Minimum 2 years in a research laboratory environment.
  • Nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) handling and methodologies skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with primary human samples (ex. saliva, feces, lung).
  • Working knowledge of practices for handling bacterial or viral pathogens in BSL2/CL2 environments would be preferred.
  • Knowledge of current computational techniques in bioinformatics and/or relevant biostatistics methods for the purpose of sequencing data analysis would be preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in metabolomics for the purpose of discovery and analysis of metabolites in novel sample types would be preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications.
How to Apply

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