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Biomedical Laboratory Tech

Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, USA Req #344
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Job Description:

Eagle Applied Sciences is looking for a Biomedical Laboratory Technician at Lacklabd AFB. The BioMedical Laboratory Technician shall log in samples and   assign Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) to samples. Prepare, process, analyze and store samples using molecular-based methods including but not  limited to Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)/Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) extraction and  Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), instrumentation, and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and supporting the Genomic Personalized Healthcare Initiative (genetics, genomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics; “G2P”). Document sample results  in lab notebooks and shall enter results into spreadsheets and databases as  required. Shall follow the specimen processing schedule set by the Government Lab Manager at weekly lab team meetings. Prepare reports with tables and graphs showing de-identified testing results and trends; minimum of weekly  reporting, maximum of daily reporting based on priority and quantity of  specimens collected. Provide appropriate technical recommendations regarding best strategies and scientific approaches to achieve program objectives. Review CAMD SOPs and CAMD OIs every six months. Provide recommended updates to Government as appropriate in support of CAMD protocols and on-site equipment. CAMD protocols include but are not limited to: Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in the Basic Military Trainee Population, Genetic Epidemiology of Risk-Associated Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Genetic Repository study of upper respiratory blood and genetic material specimens, Surveillance of Respiratory, Viruses in Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Clinic Patients, Retrospective Analysis of the Incidence of Viral and Bacterial  Pathogens Associated with Respiratory Illness. Author new CAMD SOPs and/or CAMD OIs as necessary for new CAMD pieces of equipment and/or protocols. Monitor and report scientific progress to ensure that appropriate protocols, Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC) IAW GLP are followed. Shall ensure procedures are followed to properly optimize and document any new assays used. Notify Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or onsite Government representative of any issues with potential to affect CAMD Lab’s ability to process samples (e.g., personnel absences, low supplies, equipment problems). Test and evaluate equipment assessment and research platforms. Author final technical reports of test outcomes and evaluations of diagnostic platforms and provide to appropriate personnel IAW as determined at weekly lab meetings with Government. Maintain repository of samples. May be required to ship samples upon request to other Federal Agencies IAW established procedures. Shall possess current International Air Transport Association (IATA) shipping certification preferred. Use established checklists (daily and weekly) for all equipment and perform routine maintenance IAW the  original equipment manufacturer (OEM) instructions on all Government Owned Property and special test equipment within and assigned to the CAMD. Perform PCR-based techniques such as quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction  (qPCR) and end-point PCR. Use gel electrophoresis for downstream analysis of  end-point PCR products. Prepare wet/dry Master Mix for PCR reactions. Perform  both manual and automated nucleic acid extraction/isolation methods. Methodsemployed at the CAMD Laboratory include both magnetic bead and spin column  based extractions. Perform DNA sequencing studies to determine biomarkers and  other relevant parameters in support of approved protocols as determined by
59th MDW/ST to include, but not limited to, Genetic Epidemiology of Risk-Associated Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of Types 2 Diabetes Mellitus. In coordination with Government Laboratory Manager or other designated Government representative, provide supplemental support in processing patient biological samples using molecular-based methods, instrumentation, and GLP  and techniques to support various types of study protocols including, but not limited to, Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in the Basic Military Trainee Population and Viruses in Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Clinic Patients. Operate Next-Generation Sequencers (NGS) such as the Illumina MiSeq, Roche FLX/GS Junior Sequencers, and the Qiagen PyroMark Q96. Assist in ordering study materials, supplies and
equipment as specified in the research protocols. Support compliance and inspection activities. Supply Management. Develop written project, protocol and status reports and other support documentation. Written reports shall include, but not are limited to, the following: Daily enrollment Report, weekly Protocol Enrollment and Status Report, Monthly Status Report, Protocol
Annual Progress Report and Closeout Report inputs, Quick Look Results Reports and Bi-weekly Trend Reports, Special Project Plans and Results Reports.

Qualifications:

Shall have, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree

Experience

Three (3) years of laboratory experience in the required laboratory sciences specialty. Shall have experience with testing and evaluating specimens/samples for amplification of nucleic acids for
reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction studies. Shall have experience using/operating bio-safety cabinets, incubators, centrifuges, pH meters, balances and other supporting laboratory equipment. Shall have computer, data management and processing skills, to include a minimum  intermediate level experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office Software. Shall have experience and/or qualified to do research testing in various fields of medical technology to include but not limited to toxicology, chemistry, microbiology, hematology/coagulation, cell biology, and molecular biology. Be familiar with solid phase and liquid extractions; gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Shall have experience isolating nucleic acids from specimens/samples non-stored and from samples stored in the laboratory repository. Test and evaluate results of analyses obtained from genomic sequencing test platforms. Perform and document quality control procedures to ensure instrumentation is functioning properly.

Special Requirements, Certifications and Licensures:

Shall possess current International Air Transport Association (IATA) shipping certification preferred. Shall have and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, as well as valid and current  professional certifications and licenses required for practice in field.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, USA