Our Medical and Molecular Genetics department has a unique and high demand opportunity to work within the Indiana University Genetics Testing Laboratory on COVID-19 testing for university students, faculty and staff. This opportunity can add valuable experience to your existing background with procedures that will be highly automated using robotic sample handling platforms with the goal of processing 1,000's of specimens per day.
This position will be responsible for performing routine laboratory and clerical tasks to assist laboratory personnel including office staff, technologists, supervisors and the laboratory manager in completing diagnostic testing focused on providing large-scale high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing/screening in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory.
This position is being created to meet SARS-CoV2 testing demand and the duration of employment will be contingent on continuation of this testing at the Indiana University Genetics Testing Laboratory.
This position will require shift work that may include early morning or evening work hours. Availability to work on the weekends is required as needed based on volume.
NOTE: These positions are not able to offer VISA sponsorship.
High school diploma or GED and two years of laboratory experience.
Good mathematical and English language skills. Requires accurate measurements and data recording. Proficiency with a computer and a basic understanding of Microsoft word and Excel.
Working Conditions / Demands
Requires reliable attendance, handling of scientific instruments and computers, requires detailed interpretations and accuracy, position includes repetition. Must be able to accomplish essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation. Equipment utilized: refrigerators, freezers, centrifuges, ovens, and incubators.
Must be able to work a varied shift including early mornings or evenings. Must have flexibility to work weekends as needed.
Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 05
Job Function: Research
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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