Molecular Diagnostics Technician I
Clinical Research Management - Silver Spring, MD

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Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at WRAIR . If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team.

We are currently seeking a Molecular Diagnostics Technician I for the Silver Spring, Maryland area.


  • Assist in research and development of new detection assays and maintain cross training in a number of detection assays.
  • Independently execute and optimize a variety of molecular techniques for arthropod vectored pathogen detection including sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction, MAGPIX, sequencing, primer and probe design and real-time PCR analysis.
  • Perform data analysis, write brief data summaries, and contribute to publications and presentations at meetings.
  • Ensure and facilitate open lines of communication and teamwork among the various people and departments/branches involved in project collaborations.
  • Maintain inventory records and reagents.
  • Handle all department orders to ensure timely delivery of necessary project materials.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebook for inspection by department chief.
  • Perform arthropod microinjections and dissections as necessary, in order to infect samples and confirm presence of pathogen in samples, respectively.
  • Train students and support technicians to perform assays and individual projects and to record/analyze data in a regulatory compliant manner.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and ensure timely calibration with GLP regulations.
  • Complete weekly safety report and cleaning and contamination control audit of GLP laboratory, including daily cleaning/inspection of GLP lab and proper record of all required documentation.
  • Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.
  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  • Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.


  • BS in a biologic science or equivalent with significant training/experience.
  • College training in biology, general chemistry, general microbiology and molecular biology.
  • Lab experience and/or training especially in molecular biology. GLP experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.

  • Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency. Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.

    ClinicalRM is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer

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    ClinicalRM is a Contract Research Organization supporting government and commercial clinical research for biologics, drugs, and devices.