Laboratory Technician (Research Assistant)

MicroB-plex, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

30+ days ago

Work in a small team environment to develop novel diagnostic assays and instrumentation at a startup biotechnology research company. Perform a wide variety of defined laboratory procedures using established protocols under general supervision. Must be able to work on/assist with multiple projects simultaneously. We are looking for a highly motivated and inquisitive individual with a strong interest in research and developing a scientific career in industry. This employee may be required to take specific precautions and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.


  • Responsible for receiving, processing, and storing patient samples for laboratory testing.
  • Maintain detailed record of sample inventory and patient information.
  • Transporting specimens from local hospitals to research laboratory or obtaining samples from courier delivery services.
  • Coordinating sample receipt and shipping; communicating with clinical research coordinators in preparation for sample receipt.
  • General laboratory maintenance (maintain equipment, order supplies, prepare reagents, etc.)
  • Follow standard operating procedures with aseptic technique while maintaining universal precaution of potentially infectious biological samples.
  • Remain in compliance with Environmental Health and Safety (proper personal protective equipment, remain current with provided safety & bloodborne pathogen training).
  • Assist or develop experiments and projects when needed.
  • Assist or lead in compilation of study data for publication, grant applications, and presentations


Preferred: BS degree in Biology or other life sciences.


Preferred: Prior research in academic or professional setting, data analysis, writing scientific reports strongly desired. Experience in clinical or medical laboratory with human samples. PBMC isolation, cell culture, and ELISA experience desired.

Minimum: Some laboratory experience.

This position involves working with human blood and other potentially infectious material

Job Type: Full Time

Ideal Hours (after initial training period): Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm (somewhat flexible). Occasional Saturdays or Sundays for 30 minutes to a few hours. Hours will be largely determined by receipt of patient samples and employer/employee discretion.

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Job Type: Full-time


  • laboratory: 1 year (Required)
  • research: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Atlanta, GA (Required)