Laboratory Technician



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

About AOA Dx Inc.       


AOA Dx is developing the next frontier in early-stage cancer detection through its pioneering work in glycolipids and proprietary biomarker technology. Our revolutionary tumor marker ganglioside platform, GlycoLocate™, is paving the way for life-saving early cancer detection. In a first of its kind, AOA Dx is developing AKRIVIS GD™, an early-stage liquid biopsy test for ovarian cancer.


Lab Technician


This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic start-up company. The Lab Technician is responsible for carrying out reagent and assay development activities in the laboratory, working to achieve development project goals including data analysis and assay qualification. This is a laboratory position performing immunoassays on a routine basis with relatively high throughput (3-10 plates per day). A high degree of professional attitude, creativity and self-management is expected.




• Plan and execute experiments, and analyze data

• Present data in a clear, concise, and understandable manner

• Follow standard operating procedures and complete appropriate documentation to support testing procedures

• Analyze and prepare reagent and/or assay product documentation, organize and procure needed reagents, perform experiments, analyzing data and documenting results

• Participate in general lab maintenance including maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment

• Prepare, maintainm and report reagent inventories for assigned methods

• Utilize self-reliance in understanding and adhering to laboratory safety precautions and proper use of personal protective equipment

• Some projects require running assays with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) samples such as human serum and plasma

• Specific duties may vary


Experience and Qualifications

·      Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in life sciences, protein sciences, cellular/molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, or other related area is highly preferred. Additional experience may be substituted.

·      Experience in reagent or assay development in an industrial setting is preferred

·      Desirable skills/tools may include but are not limited to:

o  Experience with immunoassays, running antibody-based assays, developing reagents and product development

o  Experience working with glycolipids  preferred

o  Working knowledge of protein/lipid chemistry

o  Understanding of basic molecular biology techniques

o  Processing and/or characterizing reagents, proteins and antibodies

o  Training and experience with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) techniques is preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


• Strong scientific fundamentals and analytical background

• Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion

• Demonstrate ability to process and characterize incoming proteins and antibodies according to existing procedures

• Independently execute assay and reagent troubleshooting, optimization and validation experiments

• Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills

• Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of laboratory data

• Experience with standard data analysis tools (Excel) and the quantitative background to advance this knowledge on the job is expected

Physical Demands:

• Up to 75 % of the day may be spent at a lab bench

• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs


AOA Dx offers competitive benefits, including unlimited PTO, a monthly healthcare stipend, 100% employee sponsored life and disability benefits, monthly cell phone reimbursement, and a 401k plan.


Salary Range: $50,000 - $70,000 commensurate with education and experience



Location: Denver, CO

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