Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Laboratory Technician in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308383

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences Division

Group: Integrative Omics

Job Description

The Proteomics Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a part-time 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, labeling vials, washing dishes, pipetting, operation of HPLC equipment, and other specific biochemical procedures, etc. 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

Other Information

This position requires handling and use of hazardous chemicals and biological samples from a host of organisms (including human).

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Integrative Omics

Opening Date: 2019-01-28

Closing Date: 2019-02-22