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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Laboratory Technician in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310024

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Integrative Omics

Job Description

The Proteomics Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a Laboratory Technician in biological sample handling and processing for mass spectrometry analyses. This position offers the opportunity to work with highly recognized experts in omics research.

The successful candidate will support biological sample handling and processing performed across multiple laboratories. It will include working with samples classified at Biosafety Level I and II. The primary role will be assisting senior sample preparation staff with all aspects of work required to conduct large scale omics research which includes preparing reagents, pipetting, performing inventories, maintaining consumable supply levels, performing protein/peptide assays, data entry, routine maintenance, and other specific biochemical procedures. The candidate must be reliable and capable of working with a large and diverse group of people.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma and 4+ years of relevant work experience or Technical Institute Graduate/relevant Associate’s degree and 2+ years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical Expertise: Contributing professional. Applies basic theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies to well-defined assignments of limited scope.

  • Level of Responsibility: Performs basic science and engineering tasks and activities with minimal oversight.

  • Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Works to broaden and deepen own technical knowledge and skills. Basic understanding of chemistry or biochemistry. Basic computer skills, specifically experience with Microsoft Excel. Strong analytical, problem solving, and time management skills. The ability to troubleshoot and remedy problems under pressing deadlines is essential. Good teamwork skills and the ability to work and communicate with a large and diverse group of staff are critical.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Crafts/Ops/Laborers/Service Workers

Group: Metabolomics

Opening Date: 2019-12-12

Closing Date: 2020-01-25