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Research and Development Technician
Gibson Bioscience - Lexington, KY




Gibson Bioscience is currently seeking a Research and Development Technician to design, perform, and report on supervised experiments using microbiology and molecular biology techniques leading to new products or process improvements. This position is generally required to apply education and work experience to conduct focused research thoughtfully, collaboratively and efficiently with high integrity. This position will also assist with development and production of products for customer requests that do not fall within the scope of any current product lines.

  • Assist with development, manufacturing, quality control (QC) of molecular products and transfers necessary details to other function units (Production/QC) as needed.
  • Perform basic molecular biology techniques including PCR, gel electrophoresis, nucleic acid quantitation, cloning, nucleic acid isolation.
  • Perform basic microbiology techniques including microbial culture, enumeration, isolation, and identification using traditional and rapid methods.
  • Manufacture test lots and analyzes product performance for R&D functions according to the appropriate DMR, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform new product research and development under supervision.
  • Document research to support new product design controls, validations, verification, qualification, and specification/performance and statistical analysis as they apply to the company’s products and according to policies and procedures
  • Fill out and record all applicable production documentation.
  • Assist with development and production of products for customer requests that do not fall within the scope of any current product lines and/or requires the capability of the department.
  • Write or review new department SOPs/update existing department SOPs as necessary.
  • Collaborate, support, and communicate on a regular basis with project teams and members of other functional areas. Communicate with customers regarding results and custom specifications when necessary.

The tasks of this position generally requires duties to be performed by:

  • Occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds to above shoulder height unaccompanied.
  • Regularly stand/walk or sit for duration of shift.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, climb, or balance.
  • Coordinated use of hands and fingers to grasp, feel objects, transfer small items from one hand to another, fine manipulation, and bilateral reach with arms.
  • Use of close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • Four year degree in relevant field (e.g., biology, microbiology, virology, cell biology molecular biology, food science) required.
  • At least 1 year hands-on experience working with cell culture or microorganisms.
  • Knowledgeable on aseptic technique.
  • Knowledgeable with formulations and basic chemistry techniques.
  • Familiar with basic molecular biology techniques (cloning, PCR, primer design, etc.)
  • Familiar with various public databases for retrieving publications or nucleotide sequences.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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