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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Laboratory Technologist, Molecular Testing Lab in Troy, New York

Laboratory Technologist, Molecular Testing Lab

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Work type: Full Time, Seasonal or Temporary

Location: Troy, NY

Categories: Staff, Research: Biotechnology and the Life Sciences, Researchers and Research Support

Who we are:

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies is a research facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The 218,000-square-foot building is located on 15th street between RPI’s Playhouse and Academy Hall, next to the Center for Industrial Innovation.

Job Summary

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies seeks a applicant to fill its opening for Laboratory Technologist. The Laboratory Technologist performs routine and specialized molecular testing, including SARS-Co V-2 testing. The Technologist follows established policies and procedures and performs appropriate related tasks (QC, PM, calibrations, etc.). Maintains records of testing including, but not limited to patient results, proficiency testing, quality control, instrument calibrations, and preventive maintenance procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate will have, at least a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, engineering or related discipline.

Candidate are expected to have unpaid experience as a student or intern in experience in lab sections of relevant coursework.

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Though not required, candidates with experience in DNA/RNA extraction and PCR are especially desired.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to work with standard clinical laboratory equipment and molecular biology equipment

• Ability to collect and record data using appropriate field specific systems, equipment and techniques

• Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data

• Ability to communicate statistical data in a clear, concise manner

• Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records

• Ability to understand and follow directions; must be able to work closely with others

• Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills

• Ability to work under pressure and meet inflexible deadlines

• Ability to work independently and as a team member

• Ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult situations or people.


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


No travel


No Driving

For more details, and to apply

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We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Advertised: 21 Sep 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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