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Laboratory Technician - Davis, CA

Company: ADM
Location: Davis
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Laboratory Technician - Davis, CA ADM Research & DevelopmentThis is a full-time, exempt level position. Position Summary:We seek a Laboratory Technician I for our Northern California research facility.
The successful candidate will be tasked with general lab support including glassware washing; autoclaving; media preparation, solution and buffer prep; replenishing supplies. The individual will work under guidance of other scientists in the lab, independently and in collaboration.
Reliability, accuracy and attention to detail in performing assignments, good recording-keeping, and effective time management are essential.
May assist in conducting experiments; performing other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned. The individual will also be a highly motivated self-starter and able to work in a fast-paced environment on a multi-disciplinary team.Job Responsibilities:Transports, cleans and sterilizes scientific glassware, plasticware and other lab equipmentResponsible for preparation and sterilization of lab solutions buffer and culture media; manages media preparation work flow to meet or exceed customer turn-around-time expectationsAutoclaving and proper disposal of laboratory and biohazard wasteReplenish laboratories with clean glassware and routine suppliesResponsibilities include communicating effectively and assessing lab needsAssists in maintaining good working conditions in the lab; general cleaning, organization, receiving, inventory, and stocking core solutions and mediaMaintain clean and orderly glassware and media prep rooms, chemical storage areasAssists with inventory and distribution of lab coats, as well as maintaining weekly laundering scheduleResponsible for allocating resources and prioritizing daily workloadResponsible for troubleshooting issues in real time, including coordinating with additional personnel as neededResponsible for collaborating in the development, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of all pertinent processes and proceduresCommunicate with Department Manager, Supervisor, and regarding needs and issuesComplete a regular inventory of the chemicals and ingredients in the media prep inventory and order as needed to avoid shortages and delays in media productionIn collaboration with project leaders, proactively monitor laboratory needs to ensure on-time preparation and deliveryKnow and follow company policies and proceduresNotify Department Manager of any circumstances or events that occur during production that could compromise qualityJob Requirements:An Associates degree or Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology or related discipline with 2 years of full-time laboratory experience is required Knowledge of laboratory techniques, procedures, equipment and terminology as well as knowledge of chemical and physical properties of materials and appropriate handling techniques are requiredKnowledge of sanitation and sterilization methods, techniques and procedures followed in a laboratory; knowledge of the proper methods used in the disposal of contaminated laboratory materials; knowledge of the types and uses of sterilization equipment and devices used in a laboratory.Employee must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time, routinely lift up to 30 lbs., push loaded carts, demonstrate manual dexterity and be able to repetitively grip and manipulate bottles and lids.Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions and to keep accurate records is requiredKnowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in a chemical and microbiological laboratoryBasic math skills are required; knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in a microbiological or chemical laboratoryStrong affinity for lab work in fast-paced industrial environments; results-oriented mind set; excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team player and able to work in multidisciplinary teamsComputer skills (MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access is expected)Excited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings. ADM requires the successful completion of a background check. REF:84970BR

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