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Laboratory Technician 2 (Cell Culture and Hybridoma Technician)
Fort Detrick, MD (ID# 14158)

Since 1969, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has served as the Department of Defense's (DoD) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research. While its core mission is to protect the warfighter from biological threats, USAMRIID also investigate disease outbreaks and threats to public health. Research conducted at USAMRIID leads to medical solutions—therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, and information—that benefit both military personnel and civilians. USAMRIID is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to provide technical advice and support requirements for GLP, well-documented and investigational cellular based work for investigators through production, documentation and quality control of cell cultures, media, hybridomas and monoclonal antibodies for the Institute.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a LN2 storage repository for cells and hybridomas.
  • Maintain 8 cell lines and 25 hybridomas
  • Produce approximately 30,000 vessels of cells per year
  • Produce, maintain, and archive cell line records IAW GLP regulations and SOPs
  • Produce, maintain, and archive hybridoma records IAW institutional guidance
  • Assist in maintaining approximately 40 Cell Culture and Hybridoma specific SOPs. Included, but not limited to, periodic review, revision, writing, and peer review
  • Maintain LN2 Freezer Inventory for Cell Lines and Hybridomas (approximately 75,000 plus vials)
  • Maintain inventoried supplies/reagents so that research is not delayed
  • Legible handwriting IAW 21 CFR Part 58
  • Perform and document cleaning of bench-tops, Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs), floors, shelves, and other surfaces on a determined schedule as needed.

Education and or Experience:

  • AA in a science discipline
  • 1 years’ experience in the Cell Culture Lab
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Legible handwriting

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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