Lab Technician

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Lab Technician

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Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Lab Technician to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
 - Competitive salary 
 - Tremendous growth opportunity
 - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
 - Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:
•Plan and execute experiments for in vitro and in vivo studies, including cell culture, Western blotting and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry.
•Perform flow cytometry-based experiments, including cell preparation, cell sorting and molecular analysis of sorted subsets.
•Perform laboratory management procedures and duties as assigned.
•Retrieve and process patient samples including blood and tumor tissue.
•Develop working details of assignments; prepare materials for experiments; determine when modifications and adjustments are necessary; record details of experimental procedures, results and protocols.
•Analyze, summarize and interpret data obtained from research studies; evaluate for com-pleteness and validity; draw conclusions about the results as related to the ability of the experiments to answer the questions posed.
•Present results and conclusions in written, tabular and graphic form; prepare accumulated data and conclusions for publication in professional journals.
•Train new laboratory personnel in experimental procedures and protocols.
•Work with senior staff on specific experiments and projects.
•Manage animal models, drug delivery and treatment of mice with brain tumors.
•Harvest organs and prepare for flow cytometry and molecular analyses.
•Coordinate general laboratory maintenance, including equipment upkeep, structural modifications, procurement and inventory needs; place orders and other laboratory operations.

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline.
•Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
•Proficiency in cell culture, Western blotting and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry.
•No known allergy to mice.
•Exceptional record-keeping skills.
•Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
•Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

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