SRA 1 (Service Lab Technician) - 10670
Company: University of California - Davis
Posted on: September 13, 2020
Under direct supervision in the Service unit, perform PCR
procedures, determination of required primers and testing, loading
samples on ABI 3730 sequencers/Agena MassArray, and perform basic
No. of Positions
Limited ends 5 months from date of hire
Percentage of Time
Monday-Friday, 11:00 am- 8:00 pm
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-Visual acuity for manipulating testing materials, samples,
precision electronic equipment and computer terminals quickly,
safely, and accurately.
-Lift 50 lbs of laboratory supplies and equipment.
-Anticipated working hours are from 11:00am - 8:00pm. However,
adaptability to a fluctuating workload is required: must be able to
work flexible hours including the possibility of working Saturday
mornings; vacations must be scheduled at times when caseload is
-Must conform to federal, state and county regulations for safe
handling of biological materials.
- UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1,
2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use
of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly
prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and
outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
-Skill and attention to detail to consistently work with speed,
precision, and accuracy and to accommodate fluctuating sample
numbers, as well as large sample numbers, and ensure an appropriate
turnaround time for test results.
-Skill in performing PCR procedures under multiple conditions and
deadlines. Skill to operate PCR and ABI 3730 instruments, Hydra
liquid dispenser and electronic pipetters.
-Knowledge of sterile technique and the skills to prevent
contamination of DNA samples and primers.
-Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
-Interpersonal and oral communication skills to interact with
-Skills to follow complex written and oral instructions and
maintain accurate records as well as follow laboratory protocols
and safety regulations.
-Skills in mathematics and chemistry to perform calculations and
accurately prepare reagents, buffers, and dilutions.
-Experience working in a service laboratory which has high volume
of samples and demand for fast turn-around.
-Experience in primer preparation and multiplexing.
-Experience with ABI 3730 sequencer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or
other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination
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