Biology Laboratory Technician

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Albany Molecular Research Inc.
O*Net Code
19-4021.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
22950
State
NY
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 36 total skills | 22950 total hours
Safe Work Practices - 600 req. hrs
Develop awareness of work environment and potential biological, chemical, radiological and physical hazards.
100 hrs
Develop awareness of environmental hazards, such as: solids, liquids, gases.
100 hrs
Implement emergency response protocol(s) if necessary.
100 hrs
Select, don, and doff appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
100 hrs
Develop awareness and demonstrate compliance with addressing safety and health concerns particular to industry, e.g., nuclear, biological, food, pharmaceutical.
100 hrs
Setup, operate, and store equipment safely.
100 hrs
General Skills - 1950 req. hrs
Use Fundamental Laboratory Units and Calculations, including weights, measures, ratios, mixtures, concentration and dilutions.
150 hrs
Accurate, safe weighing of laboratory chemicals.
150 hrs
Prepare solutions of specific concentration and pH.
150 hrs
Accurate, Safe Sample and Reagent Transfer by handheld Pipet.
150 hrs
Calculate and prepare Dilution Series.
150 hrs
Label solutions and wastes per employer procedure.
150 hrs
Sample centrifugation per employer procedure.
150 hrs
Refer to laboratory notebook per employer procedure
150 hrs
Learn and follow ethics and compliance procedures.
150 hrs
Biochemical Testing - 4950 req. hrs
Set-up, use, clean and take-down: Multidrop Combi Liquid Dispenser / ECHO Acoustic Sample Transfer Station / Certus Flex Liquid Dispenser / BioTek Plate Washer / PE EnVision Plate Reader / MD FLIPR Plate Reader.
1000 hrs
Implement Biochemical Assay Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for sample testing.
1000 hrs
Record and analyze biochemical test data.
1000 hrs
Cell Culture and Cellular Testing - 13950 req. hrs
Setup, use, and clean: Biosafety Class II cabinets / Cell Incubators / Floor Standing Centrifuges.
1000 hrs
Use and clean cell analyzers and microscopes.
1000 hrs
Recognize and be familiar with culture and maintenance of: Microbial Organisms / /Insect Cells / Mammalian Cells
1000 hrs
Analyze cell culture density and health.
1000 hrs
Execute Cell Culture Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
1000 hrs
Record keeping for cell culture and maintenance.
1000 hrs
Execute Cell Toxicity SOPs for sample testing.
1000 hrs
Record and analyze Cell Toxicity test data.
1000 hrs
Maintain cell culture laboratory housekeeping.
1000 hrs
Protein Expression and Purification - 22950 req. hrs
Execute DNA Plasmid, Bacmid and Phage production and analyze SOPs.
1000 hrs
Record Keeping for DNA Production.
1000 hrs
Setup, use, and clean DNA Production and Analysis equipment.
1000 hrs
Execute Cell Culture Infection and Transfection.
1000 hrs
Setup, use, and clean Cell Infection, Cell Transfection and
1000 hrs
Analysis Equipment.
1000 hrs
Execute Protein Production SOPs.
1000 hrs
Record Keeping for Protein Production and Analysis.
1000 hrs
Setup, use, and clean protein production and analysis equipment.
1000 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety/Health/Environment
General Workplace Safety
# | 12 hrs
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required trainings (if applicable)
# | 12 hrs
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) training(s) (if applicable)
# | 12 hrs
Proper selection and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
# | 12 hrs
Biosafety & Bloodborne Pathogens Safety
# | 12 hrs
Industrial Hygiene Plan
# | 12 hrs
High Potency Compound
# | 12 hrs
Procedures Spill Clean-up
# | 12 hrs
Procedures Hazardous Waste
# | 12 hrs
Procedures Radiation Safety
# | 12 hrs
Emergency Response and Evacuation
# | 12 hrs
Hazard Communication Plan
# | 12 hrs
Right-to-Know/Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
# | 12 hrs
First Aid & CPR
# | 12 hrs
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – MUST comply with section 201-g of the Labor Law
# | 12 hrs
Trade Science
Basic Biochemistry
# | 12 hrs
Basic Microbiology
# | 12 hrs
Basic Cell Biology
# | 12 hrs
Basic Chemistry
# | 12 hrs
Basic Mathematics
# | 12 hrs
Core Protection
# | 12 hrs
Trade Practice
Laboratory Equipment
# | 12 hrs
Biochemical Analysis
# | 12 hrs
Cell Culture and Analysis
# | 12 hrs
Protein Expression, Purification and Analysis
# | 12 hrs
Radiation & Radioactive Decay (if applicable)
# | 12 hrs
Sample Preparation and Testing
# | 12 hrs
Centrifugation
# | 12 hrs
Liquid Handling
# | 12 hrs
Spectrophotometry
# | 12 hrs
Fluorimetry
# | 12 hrs
Liquid Scintillation
# | 12 hrs
Chromatography
# | 12 hrs
Electrophoresis
# | 12 hrs
Bioassay
# | 12 hrs
Workplace Skills
Laboratory Vocabulary
# | 12 hrs
Fundamental Laboratory Units and Calculations, including Weights, Measures, Ratios, Mixtures and Dilutions
# | 12 hrs
Accurate, Safe Weighing of Laboratory Chemicals
# | 12 hrs
Preparation of Solutions of Specific Concentration and pH. Fundamental Hand-Held Pipetting
# | 12 hrs
Calculation and Preparation of Dilution Series
# | 12 hrs
Procedures for Labeling Solutions and Waste
# | 12 hrs
Laboratory Notebook Keeping
# | 12 hrs
Biochemical Testing Skills
Biochemical Vocabulary and Laboratory Orientation
# | 24 hrs
Best Practices for Execution of Biochemical Assay Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
# | 24 hrs
Handling and Dilution of Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Substrates and Compounds
# | 24 hrs
Appropriate Actions in the Event of a Deviation from the SOP
# | 24 hrs
Recording and Analysis of Biochemical Test Data
# | 24 hrs
Cell Culture, Maintenance and Test Skills
Cell Culture Vocabulary and Laboratory Orientation
# | 24 hrs
Personal Protective Equipment and Procedures for Cell Culture
# | 24 hrs
Use and Cleaning of Cell Analyzers and Microscopes
# | 24 hrs
Aseptic Technique
# | 24 hrs
How to Read a Cell Culture SOP
# | 24 hrs
Organizing the Workspace and Schedule for SOP Execution
# | 24 hrs
Appropriate Actions in the Event of a Deviation from the SOP
# | 24 hrs
How to Read Microbial and Mammalian Cell Toxicity Assay
# | 24 hrs
SOPs
# | 24 hrs
Protein Expression, Purification and Analysis Skills
Protein Expression, Purification and Analysis Vocabulary and Laboratory Orientation
# | 12 hrs
Execution of DNA Plasmid, Bacmid. P1 Phage, P2 Phage and P3 Phage
# | 12 hrs
Production and Analysis SOPs
How to Read a DNA Production and Analysis SOP
# | 12 hrs
Organizing the Workspace and Schedule for SOP Execution
# | 12 hrs
Production of Plasmid for Expression in E.coli
# | 12 hrs
Production of Plasmid for Expression in Yeast
# | 12 hrs
Production of Plasmid and Bacmid for Expression in Mammalian Cells
# | 12 hrs
Production of Phage for Expression in Insect Cells
# | 12 hrs
Analysis of DNA Samples
# | 12 hrs
Appropriate Actions in the Event of a Deviation from the SOP or an Execution of Cell Infection and Cell Transfection SOPs
# | 12 hrs
How to Read a Cell Infection/Transfection SOP
# | 12 hrs
Organizing the Workspace and Schedule for SOP Execution
# | 12 hrs
Plasmid Transfection of E.coli
# | 12 hrs
Plasmid Transfection of Yeast
# | 12 hrs
Plasmid Transfection of Mammalian Cells
# | 12 hrs
Phage infection of Insect Cells
# | 12 hrs
Assessment of Transfection and Infection Efficiency
# | 12 hrs
Assessment of Target Protein
# | 12 hrs
Appropriate Actions in the Event of a Deviation from the SOP or an unexpected outcome
# | 12 hrs
Record Keeping for Cell Culture Infection and Transfection
# | 12 hrs
Setup, Use and Cleaning of Cell Infection, Cell Transfection and Analysis Equipment
# | 12 hrs
Execution of Protein Production SOPS
How to Read a Protein Production SOP
# | 12 hrs
Organizing the Workspace and Schedule for SOP Execution
# | 12 hrs
Protein Production from E.coli
# | 12 hrs
Protein Production from Yeast
# | 12 hrs
Protein Production from Mammalian Cells
# | 12 hrs
Protein Production from Insect Cells
# | 12 hrs
Assessment of Protein Production Yield and Purity Protein Concentration Assay
# | 12 hrs
Appropriate Actions in the Event of a Deviation from the SOP or an unexpected outcome
# | 12 hrs
Record Keeping for Protein Production and Analysis
# | 12 hrs