Lab Automation Technician in Morrisville, NC at BCforward

Date Posted: 3/23/2020

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Lab Automation Technician

BCforward is currently seeking highly motivated Lab Automation Technician for an opportunity Morrisville, NC 27560

Job Title: Lab Automation Technician

Location: Morrisville, NC 27560

Expected Duration: 12 Months

Shift Timings: General Shift (Mon-Fri)

Job Description:

The Lab Automation Technician will perform repetitive, high throughput DNA testing lab that processes over 400K cotton and soybean samples annually. Will follow a pre-established process carefully while operating high throughput laboratory automation to complete DNA extractions from multiple crop species in a specified timeframe and consistent with internal quality standards. All work will be assigned by team supervisors and completed by the Lab Technician using a lab information system (LIMS). The Lab Automation Technician may assist senior analysts in downstream analysis processes including using fluorescence-based PCR for GM technology confirmation and zygosity determination. Prior experience and comfort working in a high throughput lab environment performing repetitive routine work is preferred. Knowledge or interest in lab automation, plant genetics, and lab information management systems is a plus. This position will report to the Crop Analytics lab manager and is in RTP at the 2 TW site.


  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or Genetics plus two or more years relevant laboratory experience.
  • Experience in a high throughput (?200K samples/year) testing lab generating routine analytical data.
  • Ability to initiate and complete analytical testing according to applicable work instructions within a defined timeline and compliant with QMS guidelines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of DNA isolation and fluorescence-based PCR.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with laboratory automation, liquid handling, and software systems such as LIMS.
  • Proactive communication on progress of assigned projects
  • Ability to interact positively and proactively with team members
  • Previous experience with plants or agricultural crops preferred, but not required
  • Computer skills including Windows 7, SharePoint and MS Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • This is not a research position. This person will run an automated process that has already been established.

If you are selected for this position, this position requires candidates to complete a background check and drug screen/physical.

About BCforward:

BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers' needs into a full service personnel solutions organization. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCforward also operates numerous delivery centers across North America and India. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm in Indiana. Our uninterrupted growth has allowed BCforward to deliver uniquely configured IT staffing and project solutions for over years of catering to our customers' specific needs. BCforward currently maintains a team of over 5000 global resources. With our additional brand, Stafforward, together we have the capabilities to deliver services for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors which allows us to address your most challenging needs.

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 104817 when responding to this ad.