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Lab Technician (South San Francisco/ MCLAB)

MCLAB (Molecular Cloning Laboratories), a South San Francisco-based biotechnical company, is a leader in DNA sequencing services and consumables. Our large capacity DNA sequencing service is well known for high quality, low cost and quick turnaround. We are currently recruiting a lab technician to join our sequencing department.


  • Perform routine and moderately complex work with minimal supervision
  • Follow written procedures (SOP's) with attention to detail and a focus on quality
  • Maintain and operate standard laboratory equipments, i.e., centrifuges, PCR machines, pipetting machines etc.
  • Perform calculations to determine solution molarity and concentration for use in experiments
  • Perform molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction, PCR, plasmid preparation and cloning
  • Record and interpret results to senior colleagues
  • Keep up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Be willing to work some shifts on weekends


-     Knowledge of and experience with basic molecular biology protocols

  • Responsible and self-motivated
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy
  • Work effectively both independently, as well as a member of a team
  • Experience with molecular cloning techniques preferred
  • A degree in related life science fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry is a plus, but not required
  • Hands-on in the lab is also a plus

MCLAB offers competitive salaries. MCLAB encourages employee development and offers a stimulating work environment which helps career oriented people achieve their maximum potential.

If interested, please respond to this post with your resume and 3 references. Electronic submissions in PDF formats preferred; include the words “Lab Technician” in the subject line. Please do not contact MCLAB directly.