Research Technician

Posted 4 weeks ago

Location: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (Fort Pierce, Florida)

Compensation: $50,000 – $60,000 plus full health and welfare benefits 


About this opportunity:

Pebble Labs is biotech company dedicated to creating safe, sustainable solutions for global food security issues. Our mission is to develop breakthrough disruptive technologies that address the greatest agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental challenges facing the globe. We are rapidly growing and are looking for enthusiastic and driven contributors to join a multicultural and diverse scientific team.

This is an opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team working with project teams and research groups. As a Research Technician, you will help with daily tasks and operations as part of Pebble Labs Development team at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, Florida. including trial set-up, management and trial data collection.  You will also be responsible for sample processing, including tissue dissection and preservation, and for performing molecular diagnostics that will include both microbiology and molecular biology approaches. . As the projects continue to grow, so will your role and scope of the challenges you learn to take on.

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What is required in this role: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in molecular biology, marine biology, biological sciences, immunology, or related areas
  • 2+ years of laboratory research in an academic or corporate biology setting
  • 1 – 2 + years of experience in a laboratory environment 
  • Strong understanding of biology including media preparation and experience with molecular cloning, PCR, DNA, and RNA routine techniques
  • A proven track record of designing, executing, analyzing and troubleshooting laboratory experiments
  • Ability to work independently with tight deadlines and in a multi-disciplinary team supervised by a research scientist
  • Collaboration – team player who can work in a high activity, fast-paced environment
  • Quality and Procedures – Responsible for understanding experimental procedures of work being performed to assure the accuracy and quality of test results
  • Communication Impact – strong written and verbal communication skills with project teams


Ideal Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in aquaculture research or immunology in fish systems, experience working with shrimp and shrimp diseases preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with RNAi based approaches for control of gene expression is a plus.
  • Experience with qPCR, primer design, TaqMan.
  • Standard Operating Procedures – capable of troubleshooting and applying SOPs for troubleshooting





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