Company: Wood
Skills: Laboratory Ops / Tech
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: San Diego, California, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Part-Time Laboratory Technician in San Diego to support the growth of our microbiological and molecular biology source tracking services. Essential job functions are to be completed on an on-call basis. Hours per week may vary based on laboratory capacity.

Key Responsibilities :
  • Performs basic laboratory tasks including media preparation, glassware cleaning, supply stocking, inventory and ordering, maintenance of equipment, update of associated logs, shipping and receiving
  • Performs microbiological and molecular biology techniques. Primary techniques will include membrane filtration, with supplementary DNA extraction, and analysis by PCR (including droplet digital PCR) as needed
  • Reviews laboratory QA manuals, SOPs, journal articles, or other applicable literature for information applicable to experiments
  • Confers with management regarding assignments and schedule and manages/prioritizes tasks to meet assigned due dates
  • Compiles and manages analytical data and performs preliminary analysis and technical review of results
  • Assures all procedures and processing areas are maintained in a clean and organized manner
  • Adheres to company safety and quality standards at all times

Additional Responsibilities :
  • May provide training to other technicians in basic techniques, at management's discretion
  • May perform environmental sample collection (training will be provided)
  • May prepare written technical documents with senior oversight
  • May intermittently perform work after-hours and weekends to receive and process environmental samples within holding times
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management

Skills / Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements :
  • High School Diploma required; AA or BS in a related field preferred but not required
  • 0-2 years of related experience
  • Proficiency in basic molecular techniques (e.g. DNA extraction and PCR) preferred, experience with droplet digital PCR strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Proficiency in other software (e.g. statistical packages, graphing programs) and/or coding (e.g. Python, R) preferred

Physical Requirements :
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and stand
  • Lifting of objects (up to 50 pounds) may also be required
  • May require close vision work

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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