Seeking Laboratory Technicians for a new lab in Oakdale that would process COVID-19 tests based on saliva samples, an innovative approach to diagnosing patients that would dramatically expand the state's capacity to test for the virus.Testing alone can't stop the spread of a virus, but the capacity of this laboratory will help health officials find outbreaks earlier and better protect schools as teachers and staff return this fallJob descriptionLaboratory technicians assist with the receiving, labeling, testing and analyzing of samples in a sterile environment. They assist in the design and execution of laboratory testing according standard procedures, as well as maintain accurate computer records of the process and results. They will be working with human samples that are potentially pathogenic and must follow all safety guidelines.Lab Technician responsibilities include:Receiving, labeling and analyzing samplesDesigning and executing laboratory testing according standard proceduresConducting experiments under defined conditions to verify/reject various types of hypotheses using refined scientific methodsThe lab techs are placing the samples into the liquid handling robot and removing the caps. They will remove the samples at the end of the run and recap them and place into storage. They will also be moving 96 well plates from the liquid handler to the PCR platform and remove them for destruction once the PCR process is finished. There are few other minor tasks but this is the main activity. They need a bachelors degree and some basic wet lab experience. Familiarity with lab automation is a plus.Requirements* Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems* Ability to work autonomously and under pressure* Degree in biology, chemistry or any science related field* Good attendance at previous employersNice to Have Qualifications:* Proven experience as Lab Technician or relevant position* Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substancesAbout Aerotek: We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email accommodation@aerotek .com for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.