Genetics Laboratory Technician II at NemaMetrix
Salt Lake City, UT, US
NemaMetrix Inc. is a fast paced, biotechnology company with the mission is to enable scientists and researchers around the world to better understand human health by offering a more affordable and accessible platform. We develop solutions for the genetic modification of C. elegans and Zebrafish to act as human proxies for disease research and drug discovery and help our customers reveal new insights into the true nature of genetic mutations.

Reports To:

Transgenics Supervisor

Job Overview

Join our team in Salt Lake City, UT to build custom transgenic C. elegans strains for clients around the world. Enjoy the challenge of applying cutting edge genome engineering techniques to create new research tools in a timely manner. The sophisticated nature of the work requires attention to detail and high-functioning knowledge of current genetic techniques. You will use your creativity and problem solving to troubleshoot projects and identify new solutions. The ability to work independently according to schedule is balanced with the need to collaborate extensively with teammates to ensure that we consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

Responsibilities and Duties

The incumbent will be expected to perform:

Basic C. elegans maintenance

C. elegans picking

Visual screening of C. elegans phenotypes

Microinjection of C. elegans


Restriction enzyme digestion

Gel electrophoresis

DNA isolation

Oligonucleotide design

Sequence interpretation

Preparation of solutions, buffers or similar, as necessary to complete the above activities

Manage and maintain appropriate record keeping and related documentation of laboratory work

In addition, the incumbent will be required to

Effectively communicate with colleagues

Collaborate within a team environment

Complete tasks with a high level of accuracy and timeliness


The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications and attributes:

BSc in Biology or related field, or combination of education and experience equivalence

Minimum 12 months laboratory experience post education

Solid mathematic and calculation skills

Ability to apply the scientific method and similar logical skills to problem solving

Familiarity with MS Office or Google Docs or similar software

Ability to work proficiently and efficiently on time sensitive issues

Well-organized and detail oriented

Capability to work independently as well as in a team setting

Strong work ethic and commitment to completing assigned tasks

To become part of our team, please contact us with your CV/resume. Please indicate the position: C.ELEGANS-II in the opening of your cover letter.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work within the United States, as we are unable to provide any type of sponsorship for this position.

NemaMetrix is an equal opportunity employer.

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