Lab Technician II
Employment Type: Full-Time
Lab Technician II - Reno
A Laboratory Technician II (LabTech II) reports to the Laboratory Supervisor. The LabTech II
performs research and analysis activities, processes genomics samples, and provides
maintenance tasks necessary to support phiGenomics which is a division of the Phigenics
Analytical Services Laboratory (PASL). This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
The Lab Tech II prepares materials and reagents for processing phiGenomics samples that are
received in the lab, records observations and measurements, and reports results. With minimal
supervision, the Lab Tech II provides analysis of the samples according to standard operating
procedures (SOPs). This person is also responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining
equipment, assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, and assists with ordering and
stocking of materials and equipment. This position may also be required to assist with Research
and Development assignments as necessary. This is a full-time position with normal working
hours of M-F 8-5, though certain scheduling flexibility can be accommodated. Occasional work
on Saturdays may be required.
Works closely with the Laboratory Supervisor and Laboratory Manager, and understands
PASL services, operations, and testing methods for waterborne pathogens
Understanding of field testing equipment and supplies
Receive and log in phiGenomics samples
Prepare materials and reagents for processing samples; records observations and
measurements, and reports results
Provides independent analysis of the samples according to the standard operating
procedures (SOPs) and collaborates with the Laboratory Manager.
Records sample location data and results in database
Generates client reports
Communicates accurate and timely results to clients and sales team
Assists in the maintenance of quality system records to comply with accrediting agencies
Assists with ordering, receipt, inspection, and stocking of supplies
Performs lab maintenance including, but not limited to:
Clean lab equipment and wash glassware, vials, and filters
Clean and store materials used for testing
Discard old samples
All primary tasks require exercise of discretion and independent judgement in important
scientific laboratory procedures and operations.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biology or related field is required and 1-2 years of
experience as a lab technician; OR Bachelor's degree in a related field with 2-5 years of
experience in a related field.
Must have comprehensive knowledge of the concept and process of traditional Polymerase
Must have comprehensive knowledge of the concept and process of Sanger Sequencing
reactions and data analysis
Works under general supervision, however a significant degree of autonomy and
experienced judgement is required for this position.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a laboratory environment
or related scientific field.
Relies on experience and independent judgement to plan, implement, and accomplish
Self-motivated and performs a variety of tasks at a time.
Accuracy and attention to detail are strong requirements
Minimal travel required
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Phigenics, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or
perceived race, creed, color, religion, alien age or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status,
age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record,
or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. In compliance
with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the
United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.