Molecular Biology Lab Technician Position Available

Scarab Genomics, LLC is a research-oriented genomics company developing reduced genome E. coli strains and other innovative tools and products for vaccine producers. The company’s current product offering also includes Vaccine Carrier Proteins CRM197 and Protein D, as well as the C-FLOW™ fermentation platform. The company is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Purpose of the Position:
To execute Scarab’s research involving molecular biology and microbial fermentation tasks.

Essential Functions:

  • Execute assigned assay testing activities following Scarab standard operating procedures.
  • Analyze data, document, and evaluate results, troubleshoot.
  • Work closely and coordinate activities with team members in a collaborative environment.
  • Perform routine laboratory support tasks, such as lab organization, clean-up, equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as needed.
  • Adjust work schedule to meet time-sensitive project milestones.

Education and Experience:

  • BS/MS in microbial, molecular biology, or biochemical sciences from an accredited institution.
  • Associate degree in a laboratory science from an accredited institution with significant relevant academic or industry experience will also be considered.
  • 1-3 years of related hands-on laboratory experience with molecular biology and fermentation techniques in university, or industry settings is preferred. This includes but not limited to basic bacterial culture skills, molecular cloning, nucleic acid isolation, gel electrophoresis, PCR, genomic sequencing, chromatography, and microbial fermentation techniques, etc.
  • Experience in using laboratory automation and associated programming is a plus.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Dependability, following instructions, responding to management direction, completing tasks on time, or notifying appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Ability to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events, maintaining composure while working under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize, and handle multiple and changing projects and priorities.
  • Ability to work with a limited supervision as well as in a collaborative team setting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that foster a positive environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  • Solid computer skills including proficiency with both common laboratory and office applications.
  • Working in a biohazard environment, practicing good safety habits.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work entails regularly performing tasks while working at a computer, desk, laboratory bench or automated machine. Work in laboratory or operational areas containing biohazardous materials. Work entails occasional lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.

The employee’s sensory modalities (vision, hearing, smell) and physical capabilities (ambulation without mechanical assistance, strength, coordination, dexterity, range of motion) must be sufficient to independently perform duties/functions of the position.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position will involve a combination of office and biotechnology laboratory environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, automated equipment, and potentially pathogenic bacterial strains.

Work Location:

  • One location – Madison, WI

Work Remotely:

  • No

Equal Opportunity Employer