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The Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA seeks a Laboratory Specialist. This position is to serve as laboratory specialist and clinical service coordinator for Regenerative Medicine Service. Qualified candidate is to perform laboratory functions culturing mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells for tissue engineering and repair in a GLP setting. Specific therapeutic targets include joint, tendon and ligament injuries. Other responsibilities include general laboratory organization and maintenance and client communications. A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor: client communications, sample acquisition and shipping, general laboratory protocols for tissue processing and cell culture, equipment maintenance, following GLP laboratory policies, inventory management and ordering supplies. Techniques utilized include: tissue processing from animals, sterile procedures and aseptic technique, primary cell culture, RNA and DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.
BS in biological science or related field; experience working in a laboratory setting; working knowledge of aseptic procedure; experience and working knowledge of molecular and cell biological techniques including, but not limited to, cell culture, DNA and RNA isolation and PCR; experience in data organization and storage, and inventory management; familiarity with working under GLP; good computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel; experience working with laboratory research animals such as, but not limited to, horses and companion animals. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision performing tasks that require a substantial level of thought and training. Attention to detail is necessary. Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary. Strong organizational skills and thorough note-taking experience is necessary. Experience in customer service.
Masters degree in biological sciences field.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
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