Position

Laboratory Technician and Support

Location

Maryland

Status

OPEN

Description

Select Breeders Service, Inc. (SBS) is seeking to hire an energetic and motivated individual to join the team of professionals at our Maryland based equine reproductive technology company. With its network of 10 Affiliated Laboratories located throughout the country, SBS is the leading provider of equine semen freezing storage and distribution services in North America. Our Maryland facility maintains an equine sperm bank of more than 25,000 doses of frozen semen. In addition to providing semen collection, evaluation and cryopreservation services to stallion owners, SBS-Maryland is the central laboratory for all US based labs and is responsible for media production, quality control, training and technical support of Affiliate personnel. For more information on Select Breeders Service and the International Network of Affiliated Laboratories please visit our website at www.selectbreeders.com.

This is an entry level technician position that primarily supports the activities of senior technicians in our laboratory. The ideal candidate is organized, self directed, detail oriented, flexible and a person who works well with others in a small "team" atmosphere. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to the following

  • General laboratory maintenance
    • Lab setup, cleaning and restocking
    • Maintenance of lab equipment
  • Assist with and perform semen collections
  • Assist with semen evaluation and processing procedures for cooled shipment and cryopreservation 
  • Assist with extender and media production
  • Assist with frozen semen distribution and maintenance of frozen semen inventory 

Skills Required

  • Basic computer skills 
  • Microsoft office programs 
  • Will train to use our custom database software 
  • Proficient in basic laboratory procedures - Pipeting, Dilutions, Microscopy, etc. 
  • Fundamental understanding of equine reproduction and breeding management 
  • Prior experience with semen collection and evaluation procedures is beneficial 
  • Training in specific SBS protocols will be provided

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and occasionally ½ day on weekends
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and ability
Benefits: Full time employees that have completed one year of service are eligible to participate in a company sponsored 401K and profit sharing plan.

Interested parties should email or mail a Letter of Interest and Resume to:

jonathanclark@selectbreeders.com