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Microbiology Lab Technician

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Localisation: San Jose, CA, États-Unis
Type de Contrat: Unfixed Term
Fonction: Bioscience R&D

Description

The Company

The world is facing a medical crisis, bacteria are increasingly evolving resistance to even our strongest antibiotics. The problem is already very real and immediate; for example, bloodstream infection leading to sepsis is now responsible for more than half of all deaths in hospitals and is the most expensive condition treated in hospitals. The sepsis mortality rate increases >6% every hour without effective antibiotic treatment. Yet, despite the life and death urgency, and healthcare cost impacts, current methodologies require 3 days to determine the correct antibiotic.

Specific Diagnostics, a bioMerieux company, has developed a breakthrough solution to rapidly determine the effective antibiotic treatment for the bloodstream and other acute infections. Used for bloodstream infection Specific’s solution provides results 2 days sooner (1 day vs 3 days).

We offer an opportunity to join us at an inflection point in our commercial growth, with our first commercial product being released new venture capital funding and recognition from major customers and government agencies fueling an expansion of our staff.

 

Specific is seeking a Lab Tech with experience in microbiology. Ideally, you have proven expertise in aseptic technique, media preparation, and lab maintenance. Responsibilities include:

Responsibilities

  • Processing and testing microbiological specimen samples using aseptic technique and lab safety protocols.
  • Prepare solutions/reagents
  • Record and document test data in notebooks/binders/electronic notebooks
  • Perform a variety of standardized tests within microbiology department.
  • Performing other quality control procedures to assure the operational accuracy of equipment and test reproducibility.
  • Maintain the laboratory and equipment.

Job Requirements

  • Associate’s degree or previous coursework in Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a related field is preferred
  • Exposure to pipetting; will pipet an average of 2-3 hours per day, at times up to 8 hours
  • Experience with GLP’s is a plus
  • Basic computer skills; able to read and enter information via computer 50% of the shift
  • Strong attention to detail and self-motivation

Shift

  • Monday - Friday daily, during normal business hours, 9am-5pm, with some flexibility
  • Due to the highly variable nature of our business, we ask you to be available for at least 1 weekend day in a four week period
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