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Bacteriology Technician - Floater

Req ID #: 222520

Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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We are seeking an experienced Bacteriology Technician Floater to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Bethesda, MD.

We are seeking an experienced Bacteriology Technician Floater to join our Insourcing Solutions team, located in Bethesda, MD. 

As the Bacteriology Technician Floater, you will perform routine accessioning on all incoming samples for bacteriology procedures, set up and process environmental swabs to identify bacteria, perform quality control of research studies, support the daily operations of the bacteriology lab, and assist in Animal Health Surveillance as needed. 

Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Access, set up, and run all incoming samples. Update the WebHealth database and keep written logs of all accessioned samples. Access and plate environmental submissions. Plate incubated broths onto appropriate media. 
  • Perform routine gross necropsy, parasitology, and examinations of animals. Collect and prepare tissue for further evolution in the PCR, bacteriology, and parasitology labs. Prepare blood samples for shipment to be tested.  
  • Gather and prepare laboratory materials (plates, slides, blood tubes, etc.). Examine various parasitology samples. 
  • Keep daily, weekly, and monthly records of instrument maintenance and performance. Repair certain mechanical malfunctions when possible. 
  • Create a variety of worksheets and spreadsheets to make the lab more organized. Organize, unpack, and rotate stock while checking expiration dates.  
  • Assist with the receipt, stocking and ordering of supply inventories; ensure appropriate levels of supplies are maintained. 
  • Assist with slide preparation and staining. 
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About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

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