Research Lab Tech (From $17/hr DOE)

Missoula, MT

FYR Diagnostics is seeking an R&D Laboratory Technician to participate in research related to biomarker discovery and diagnostic assay development in our R&D lab. The Lab Tech will be using molecular biology techniques and/or next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to perform experiments as part of a diverse team of researchers, scientists, technicians, and bioinformaticians.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the planning, execution, analysis, and troubleshooting of experiments related to biomarker discovery and assay development
  • Record, process, and analyze experimental data in a LIS/ELN system
  • Perform QC/QA steps during experimental procedures and workflows and on any instruments
  • Help establish and update SOPs for lab procedures and workflows
  • Help with training of lab procedures and workflows for new trainees
  • Work collaboratively with other technicians, scientists, and data scientists to develop creative ideas and troubleshoot experiments

Core Requirements:

  • BA/BS/MA/MS in the biological sciences, such as molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, etc.
  • At least 6 months of wet-lab experience in molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, PCR/RT-PCR, NGS library prep


  • Experience designing PCR experiments, including primer design, preparing and setting-up reactions, and analyzing results 
  • Experience handling and processing biological specimens (i.e., blood, plasma, serum, human tissue)
  • Experience working with LIMS/ELN systems, such as Benchling
  • Experience with data analysis and biostatistics

Those who work with FYR Diagnostics are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels. FYR Diagnostics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace.

If you are unsure if you meet the requirements for this position, please apply and our team will evaluate your resume and application to determine if the requirements are met.