Lab Technician for Gene-cloning Team

ViroGin Biotech Canada Ltd.

Responsibilities

  • Perform all processes in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and Good Laboratory Practice rules
  • Actively promote safety and awareness in the lab; always act in accordance with safety practice rules
  • Communicate any occurrences to team leader and/or supervisor immediately
  • Work cooperatively with trainer and other technicians
  • Keep the lab area clean

Tasks

  • Molecular cloning such as PCR, ligation, digestion, preparation for sequencing, and transformation
  • Transfection of BAC DNA into mammalian cells for virus production
  • Performing DNA Preps such as mini, midi, hispeed midi, maxipreps
  • Maintaining and updating catalogue lists for samples and primers
  • Recording accurate and timely records using labArchives
  • Bacterial culturing with proper sterile technique
  • Autoclaving equipment needed for experiments
  • Performing Maintenance of lab equipment
  • DNA extraction from bacteria and virus
  • Preparing buffers

Skills & Requirements

  • S. in Life Sciences such as Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline
  • Ability to perform techniques such as PCR, molecular cloning, DNA preps, transfections, mammalian and bacteria cell culture
  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast paced, team-oriented environment with high degree of professionalism
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple demands and work efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to solve research problems with high independence
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Contact info: Please send your CV to miketeng@virogin.com