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You will have the opportunity to work in an independent 17025 ISO-accredited laboratory that invests heavily in state of the art instrumentation and analytical technologies and works with a multitude of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC) to provide them with high quality analytical data.

Modern Canna Laboratories is seeking a microbiologist with qPCR experience. You would be joining our laboratory team in Lakeland FL that is responsible for analytical work in a fast paced, high throughput laboratory.



  • Perform analyses and/or aid other employees performing analyses utilizing standard method or equipment as appropriate
  • Maintain knowledge of the quality assurance manual and standard operating procedures required for performance of analyses
  • Participate in sample prep and compositing when workload allows
  • Maintain knowledge of chemicals utilized in analyses
  • Update standard operating procedures when necessary
  • Work with the lead analyst and/or Technical Director on analyses if questions or concerns arise
  • Contact¬†the QA Manager and/or Laboratory Director if the quality control on an analysis does not meet the requirements
  • Monitor microbial inventory
  • Perform basic daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly maintenance on instrumentation used for their corresponding analysis
  • Assist with instrument troubleshooting
  • Maintain knowledge of chemicals utilized in analyses



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Biology or a related field
  • 2 or more years experience in an analytical laboratory preferred
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of qPCR preferred
  • Experience pipetting and/or plating preferred
  • Experience working with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) preferred
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025 environment preferred



  • The ability to prioritize daily tasks and meet the demands of multiple priorities
  • Self-motivation, accountability, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • The availability to work flexible schedules when required
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • The ability to handle client records and data according to strict privacy and confidentiality guidelines
  • Focus and commitment to continuous quality, innovation, and learning to help drive future development and deliver greater value to our clients
  • Extremely detail oriented and able to perform high volume, precise analytical work under pressure with calm confidence, speed and accuracy
  • Superior organizational skills
Employment Type
Job Location
Lakeland, Florida
Date posted
February 19, 2023
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