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Laboratory Technician with Security Clearance at Odyssey Systems Consulting Group

Laboratory Technician with Security Clearance

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Bethesda, MD Full-Time
Position Summary We are currently searching for a Laboratory Technician to independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives. This is a full-time opportunity on site in Bethesda, MD. The work days may potentially encompass time on Monday - Sunday. Responsibilities Duties includ e, but not limited to: • Train new staff on the use, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory equipment. • Provide experimental progress updates on procedures performed in the laboratory. • Prepare reports and summaries based on results and findings. • Record details of experimental procedures, results, and protocols. • Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects. • Perform routine analysis and tests on specimens in the laboratory. • Perform experiments on samples according to protocols. • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols. • Prepare materials and equipment for experiments. • Process and organize multiple samples simultaneously. • Perform processing, description, and analysis of specimens. • Store new samples, update database, and retrieve samples with proper authorization. • Perform QC procedures to ensure the accuracy of each test system, sample processing, storage, and inventory of samples. • Perform processing, description, and analysis of samples. • Convey and discuss research results with team lab members. • Update and maintain written laboratory record of the work. • Collect and enter research data into laboratory notebooks and databases. • Assemble, manipulate, and format test results. • Maintain and update laboratory notebooks and databases; and enter experimental data into spreadsheet and conduct statistical analysis. • Collect data and prepare for analysis and interpretation. • Interpret results of initial analysis to reveal conclusions and shortcomings. • Clean and sterilize laboratory equipment such as glasses, metal instruments, sinks, tables, microscopic slides and test panels. • Ensure that adequate clean inventory is available for immediate usage. • Monitor and inventory routine laboratory supplies; ensure that supplies are stocked and organized. • Assist with the laboratory logistics and supply flow by tracking the consumption of laboratory materials. • Order and maintain laboratory supplies, reagents, and equipment. • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules. • Assist in troubleshooting and calibrating various laboratory equipment and instruments. • Coordinate general laboratory maintenance, including equipment upkeep and calibration. • Present results and conclusions in written, tabular, and graphic form. • Perform laboratory maintenance tasks, including scheduling liquid waste container pickup. • Perform calibration, run controls, and enter results for various equipment. • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance on and generate maintenance reports for equipment. • Perform preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment. • Maintain technical acuity requirements. • Carry out calibration; organize and initiate service and preventative maintenance on equipment. • Monitor and maintain contracts for laboratory equipment and monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedule. • Engage in problem solving as required to solve technical difficulties and to ensure steady progress, with a goal of providing high quality experimental data suitable for publication. • Evaluate new types of experimental approaches/analyses and recommend changes to protocols. • Determine when modifications and adjustments are necessary for experiments. • Develop and assist in new assays for application based on requests from investigators. • Recognize and initiate the investigation into problems with clinical laboratory procedures and equipment. • Identify pitfalls in the original choice of methods or experimental direction and redirect the study to achieve improved results. • Troubleshoot issues with technical procedures; utilize trial and error methods customize protocols to the biological systems utilized in the laboratory. • Pursue the research goals of the project by conducting wet lab work. • Work with staff on performing various experiments and procedures related to long read sequencing of DNA and RNA samples. • Assist in establishing and optimizing DNA and RNA isolation protocols for cell, blood and tissue samples for long read sequencing. • Provide support to laboratory staff in establishing and optimizing SOPs and protocols for processing long-read data. • Perform library preparation of samples for long read DNA and RNA sequencing. • Operate and maintain instrumentation for long read sequencing of DNA and RNA samples. • Provide a broad range of technical assistance to laboratory members. • Keep accurate records of daily experiments and results, including research documentation. • Prepare reports, online spreadsheets, and slides for presentation and/or publication; assist in writing and editing scientific manuscripts. • Provide support for ordering reagents and equipment required for the laboratory. # SOAR Qualifications Minimum Required Qualifications: Citizenship: Must be a US citizen or Green Card Holder Clearance : Public Trust Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related discipline Years' experience: Minimum of four (4) years of related experience • Must have knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and procedures • Experience performing routine laboratory analyses and procedures • Experience in ordering Supplies, l ibrary Preparation and Nucleic Acid Extraction • MS Office, specifically PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel is required Interpersonal Skills: Strong communications skills, both oral and written Additional Information: Location: Bethesda, MD Travel: None Remote, Onsite, or Hybrid: 100% Onsite #LI-KL1 Company Overview Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support. Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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