Senior Laboratory Technician Job Description

Senior Laboratory Technician Job Description

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Senior laboratory technician provides guidance and training on GLP regulations and guidelines to Associate GLP auditors and functional area personnel.

Senior Laboratory Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Maintains and updates a meticulous database with information from trainees on breeding, weaning, and genotyping, updated inventory information
Records birth records, ear tagging, shipments, transfers, and other duties as assigned
Primarily responsible for the maintenance and well-being * of the mouse colonies
Conducts viral infectivity, virus/vector expression assays, analytical assays and molecular biology assays such as qPCR, ELISA, SDS Page
Help establish a safe and efficient working environment in the laboratory and help to ensure the safety of colleagues & visitors
Ensure the analyses reports are forward promptly to the relevant authorities
The results of product testing provide information which may be the basis of fiscal calculations, operational changes and/or plant modification
Perform procedures including aseptic work, antigen inoculation and harvest, poultry husbandry, filling vaccines
Cleaning work areas, animal cage cleaning, prepare, clean and sterilize glassware and equipment for use
Animal room and equipment setup/operation

Senior Laboratory Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Laboratory Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: LAT, AALAS, ASCP, ALAT, LATG, CVT, DOT, TX, ACI, MLT

Education for Senior Laboratory Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior laboratory technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Science, Biology, Chemistry, Technical, Biological Sciences, Education, Molecular Biology, Associates, Life Sciences, Biological Science

Skills for Senior Laboratory Technician

Desired skills for senior laboratory technician include:

BioSafety Handling
Right-To-Know
Scientific empirical procedures
HIPPA Regulations and LIMS
HIPPA Regulations
GDP
Functional equipment
GLP and cGMP
Analytical testing activities
Microbiology

Desired experience for senior laboratory technician includes:

Oversight of sample submission, maintenance of data associated with all sample submissions and laboratory procedures, communicate with RUCDR supervisory staff on project details and where needed communicate with RUCDR investigators, support a variety of wet bench protocols and procedures as a part of technically dedicated teams within the RUCDR
Experience performing injections
Schedules and coordinates activities of other Microbiologists as directed by Management/Supervisor
A combination of job related experience and ongoing educational progress may be considered in lieu of a B.S
Any combination of education and progressively responsible technical experience which qualifies the candidate to sit for the LATG Certification Exam within twelve (12) months of hire - or - Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or Veterinary Technology
Minimum diploma in chemical process or related disciplines

Senior Laboratory Technician Examples

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Senior Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior laboratory technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior laboratory technician
  • Responsible for producing research experimental results, or information/data management results, or assembling and configuring of small scale production equipment and control systems utilizing a variety of techniques, effectively documenting findings and communicating results
  • Perform tube and multi-well plate-based in vitro and cell culture based assays
  • Perform DNA/RNA purification, transformation/transfection, PCR, reverse-transcription, quantitative real-time PCR, molecular cloning and recombinant DNA methods
  • Perform SDS-PAGE and Western Blot
  • Statistical analysis of data and preparation of reports or research papers based on the results of the assays performed
  • Schedule maintenance or repair for lab equipment, order lab supplies and routine safety inspections
  • Conduct GLP compliant studies
  • Conducts molecular biology assays such as qPCR and ddPCR, virus/vector expression RT-qPCR assays
  • Management of genetically complex breeding colonies
  • Work with junior and senior scientists to develop methods to generate new analytical protocols
Qualifications for senior laboratory technician
  • Prefer Ice testing experience
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a chemical laboratory
  • Meticulous, systematic and possesses basic knowledge of laboratory practices and procedures, laboratory terminology and basic equipment use
  • Hands-on experience of ICP, GC, FTIR, titrator, physical properties analyzer and
  • Candidate with start-up experience or familiar with LIMS will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate and have effective oral and written communication skills
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Senior Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a senior laboratory technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior laboratory technician
  • Works to improve existing laboratory tests and processes by identifying and applying new laboratory instrumentation, automation and test fixtures, following the design, safety, local law and validation instructions received by the Laboratory System & Automation Development Engineer
  • Builds, installs, tests and validates new instrumentation, automated systems and test fixtures for laboratory tests and processes to ensure they meet scientific needs and user requirements
  • Supports existing laboratory instrumentation, automated systems, test fixtures and related IT systems to ensure they meet scientific needs and user requirements
  • Installs new laboratory instrumentation, automated systems, test fixtures and related IT systems to ensure they meet scientific needs and user requirements and interfaces with laboratory test system/automation vendors as required for pre-purchase and installation support
  • Advises and trains others on the use of laboratory instrumentation, automated systems and test fixtures, including performing and training others on advantages and quality aspects using these
  • Coordinates and performs maintenance on laboratory instrumentation, automated systems and test fixtures
  • Sets up equipment for tests
  • Determines accuracy of instruments and the measurement uncertainty for equipment and for equipment calibration
  • Develops internal procedures for laboratory equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Issues calibration certificates based on internal procedures
Qualifications for senior laboratory technician
  • Must be able to operate scientific instruments, computers and perform detailed work
  • Preferred candidate would have training/experience in Aseptic Clean room Behaviors
  • Comfortable using and trouble-shooting instrumentation
  • Ability to multitask and desire to work on several experimental techniques
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required per Safety Policy, as this role may involve contact with Hazardous Materials
  • This job requires the physical ability to spend a majority of the time standing, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting
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Senior Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior laboratory technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior laboratory technician
  • Conduct routine lab activities & participate in planning
  • Maintain & troubleshoot equipment
  • Perform all duties in accordance with regulations, EHSS procedures, PMI policies and procedures
  • Providing assistance to facility core users with analysis of samples using techniques in flow cytometry, cell sorting, confocal microscopy, digital imaging, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, and PCR
  • May conduct breeding of small animals and performs related duties as assigned
  • Examines test samples and reads measuring instruments, blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, and operational instructions
  • Directs, builds and/or adapts setup and test equipment to new situations, based on data sheets and instructions from engineering personnel
  • Conducts R&D studies routine assays
  • Assist with data review and data transfer to LIMS
  • Ensure workload is being completed in safe manner, on time and with expected quality levels
Qualifications for senior laboratory technician
  • Able to work around adverse conditions year round
  • Familiar with analytical testing for chemical products
  • Graduation from a recognized two year technology course (engineering, IT or a related discipline)
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects and work in tight areas
  • Basic understanding of the principles of Lean Sigma
  • Lean Sigma DMAIC training or Gage R&R experience or equivalent preferred
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Senior Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of senior laboratory technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior laboratory technician
  • Calculate and report metrics to team and to supervisor
  • Will work with several robotic systems for high-throughput analysis
  • Processes whole blood, tissues, and cell cultures for DNA extractions to be used in genetic studies
  • Logs and enters computer records of sample identity data and sample processing data
  • Retrieves and prepares stored sample for distribution to investigators
  • Creates a computer log of sample distributions
  • Performs quality control and quality assurance checking as samples are processed and investigate sample discrepancy problems
  • Performs equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Assists with maintaining supplies and materials
  • Contract review & data entry
Qualifications for senior laboratory technician
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operations, maintenance and procedure manuals
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • This is a unionized position under TB3
  • Graduation from a recognized two year technology course (mechanical/trade)
  • Ability to compose routine reports and business correspondence
  • Ability to manage and track work using established computer-based databases
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Senior Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of senior laboratory technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior laboratory technician
  • Performs Gram stains, sub-cultures, and folder generation
  • Assist with sample receipt approval
  • Originates worksheets, performs contract review and generates test instructions
  • Assists in writing controlled documents, and submits procedures to management for approval
  • Assist in the review and release processes for finished products distributed on the market
  • Participate in performing routine maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Assist in inventory management and ordering materials
  • Depending upon area of assignment or primary focus, may maintain departmental stock rooms and keep labs stocked
  • May assist in executing testing activities to support the development of reagent manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures
  • May assist in executing testing raw materials for reliability and stability
Qualifications for senior laboratory technician
  • Graduation from a recognized two year technology course (mechanical/electrical)
  • Able to plan, manage, and prioritize multiple simultaneous projects
  • Scientific curiosity and a passion for problem-solving
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience in the fragrance or allied industries
  • CFC in analytical chemistry or equivalent with substantial experience in analytical chemistry field through demonstrated experience/education in gas chromatography & mass spectrometry (GC/MS)
  • Experience in thermochemistry (TG/MS, TG-GC/MS) and/or material emission characterization fields of activity (micro scale-chamber…)

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