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Laboratory Assistant
The responsibilities of the Laboratory Assistant include general laboratory stocking and
daily upkeep through various support tasks. They are also responsible for assisting
Forensic DNA Analysts and Technologists with tasks in the laboratory and providing
administrative support.
Responsibilities may includes:
• Stock laboratory with reagents and consumables, ensure adequate stock levels
• Aliquot reagents
• Clean and/or UV cross-link labware
• Assist with daily/weekly laboratory cleaning tasks such as mopping and
• Serve as testing witness to technologists and DNA analysts as required by SOPs
• Scan and verify case files and laboratory documentation
• Prepare/package evidentiary extracts for return to submitting agencies
• Perform laboratory equipment cleanings, verifications, calibrations or assigned

Position Requirements
• Associates degree in Biology, Forensics or other natural science; BS degree is
• Excellent laboratory skills
• Ability to concentrate and produce results with 100% accuracy
• Superior attention to detail
• Excellent demonstrated project management skills and ability to consistently
meet or exceed deadlines
• Strong written and oral communication skills

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $16.00 per hour

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