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Researcher in Atlanta, GA at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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Job Description

Headway Workforce Solutions is currently seeking a Researcher for a 6+ months contract opportunity in Atlanta, GA with our partner, a private nonprofit, applied science and technology development company.

We are assisting the Influenza Division to seek a Liquid Handling Automation Specialist to provide laboratory support for enhancing laboratory capacity for comprehensive characterizations of influenza viruses. We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to be responsible for the implementation of an automated workflow using the TECAN liquid handler specifically for Influenza hemagglutination inhibition assays. This position is located in the Virus Reference Team, Influenza Division. The purpose of this position is to provide professional support in the mission of the VRT with responsibilities for comprehensive analyses of circulating influenza viruses and research activities leading to improved control of influenza.

Job Description
  • Configure and program automated liquid handling instrument as required
  • Assist and perform validation experiment with VRT subject matter expert
  • Integrate data outputs into a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Perform required maintenance to support the automation system
  • Maintain consumable inventory
  • Assist in troubleshooting of the automation system
  • Tracking and managing changes in liquid handling methods
  • Assist in SOP documentation

  • BS in Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of automation experience required
  • Experience operating and developing methods for automated liquid handling systems required. Preferred systems include Tecan, Agilent, Perkin Elmer and or Beckman Coulter (Biomet FX).
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise with liquid handling equipment and other general laboratory equipment
  • Good laboratory and organizational skills, the ability to work independently and efficiently is essential
  • Strong creative thinking and problem-solving skills

Desired qualifications
  • Influenza or virology laboratory experience is preferred
  • Experience with Hemagglutination (HA) and Hemagglutination Inhibition (HI) assays

Additional Information
  • This is a 6+ months contract.

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.