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Laboratory Technician I

Company: Exagen Inc.
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Exagen is a patient-focused and discovery-driven life sciences company dedicated to transforming the care continuum for patients suffering from debilitating and chronic autoimmune diseases. Our goal is to enable rheumatologists to improve care for patients through the differential diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of complex autoimmune and autoimmune-related diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. By leveraging our proprietary Cell-Bound Complement Activation Products, or CB-CAPs, technology, we help get to the real cause of a patient's symptoms and guide their journey to improved health.
About the Opportunity:
Responsible for general laboratory task such as buffer preparation and operation of appropriate laboratory equipment.
Responsibilities:Note: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist in performing clinical laboratory testing procedures under the supervision of licensed personnel
  • Daily operation of Bio-Flash and Phadia instruments: Initializing, priming, etc.
  • Performs and document daily, weekly, monthly maintenance of Bio-Flash and Phadia instruments
  • Performs loading and unloading of reagents, controls and barcoded patient samples
  • Creating assay Batches for analysis
  • Checking Refrigerators and Freezer temperatures
  • Assist in preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments
  • Calling Technical support for service of the instruments
  • Order and maintain reagents and supplies inventory
  • Receiving and storing of reagents and supplies
  • Manage freezer and refrigerator sample storage
  • Prepares wash solutions for Phadia instruments according to manufacturer's instructions
  • Decontamination of benches
  • Monthly cleaning of refrigerators
  • Handling of Biohazard and non-biohazard waste materials
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies
  • Follow all procedures (SOPs)
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively with internal personnel
  • Ability to work Tuesday to Saturday (full time) and requires the ability to work a flexible schedule and overtime hours as needed.
  • Must be able to use general office equipment including computer, telephone, copier, etc.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree or college courses in Science preferred.

Keywords: Exagen Inc., Vista , Laboratory Technician I, Professions , Vista, California

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