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Lab Tech - Plant Analytics (Automated Process)

Location : Morrisville, NC
Job Type : Contract
Reference Code : 10303
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2+
Required Education : Bachelor degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Our client is looking to for a contract Lab Technician familiar with Automated Processes to support their high throughput Plant Analytics lab in Morrisville.




THIS IS NOT A RESEARCH POSITION. This lab tech will run an automated process that has already been established.



The Lab Technician will perform repetitive, high throughput DNA testing in a lab that processes over 400K cotton and soybean samples annually. They will follow a pre-established process carefully while operating high throughput laboratory automation to complete DNA extractions from multiple crop species in a specified time frame and consistent with internal quality standards. All work will be assigned by team supervisors and completed by the Lab Technician using a lab information system (LIMS).



The Lab Automation Technician may assist senior analysts in downstream analysis processes including using fluorescence-based PCR for GM technology confirmation and zygosity determination. 


Prior experience and comfort working in a high throughput lab environment performing repetitive routine work is preferred. 


Knowledge or interest in lab automation, plant genetics, and lab information management systems is a plus.

Required Qualifications :


  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology or Genetics plus two or more years relevant laboratory experience is required

    • Previous experience with plants or agricultural crops STRONGLY preferred. 

  • Must have experience in a high throughput (200K samples/year) testing lab generating routine analytical data. 

  • Must have ability to initiate and complete analytical testing according to applicable work instructions within a defined timeline and compliant with QMS guidelines. 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of DNA isolation and fluorescence-based PCR is required. 

  • Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail are a must

  • Must have experience with laboratory automation, liquid handling, and software systems such as LIMS. 

  • Computer skills including SharePoint and MS Office, especially Word and Excel.

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