Molecular PCR Laboratory Technician


Columbia, MO

Calling all Experienced Molecular PCR Technicians! As an IDEXX Molecular PCR Laboratory Technician, you will be a key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic companies in the world. You will perform molecular laboratory testing that helps to serve professionals in the biomedical and life science fields across the United States. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages teamwork and quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth. This is a full-time role with competitive benefits.

IDEXX BioAnalytics’ scientific expertise takes a novel approach to the discovery of new diagnostic tests that supplement a robust portfolio of products and services. We partner with Pharma, BioTech, and Academia (the scientific community) to improve animal and human health.

In this Role:

  • You will be using laboratory diagnostic tools to perform analyses and tests aimed to help specialists to diagnose animal illnesses.

  • You will be part of a crew where teamwork is important.

  • You will be responsible for setting and running laboratory molecular tests and reading the results per laboratory’s SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).

You can expect to specialize in PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing: Examining samples for the presence of specific substances (often bacteria) using molecular diagnostic methods, including:

  • Samples homogenization

  • Total nucleic acid extractions from a variety of sample types

  • Molecular testing via real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)

  • Using analyzers and other molecular diagnostic methods to detect the molecular presence of pathogens

What do you need to succeed?

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year+' experience performing PCR testing in a high-volume, high-throughput testing laboratory. Experience setting up, running, reading lab tests, and operating laboratory equipment required.

  • You possess a 4-year degree in a Science-related field; ideally, the degree will be in Molecular Biology (BA or MA)

  • You have the ability to set up molecular reactions, specifically PCR (Polymerase Chain reaction).

  • You have a general science background, with analytical thinking, and pipetting skills.

  • You have a positive attitude and love to bring that energy into the lab every day to support your colleagues

  • You are looking forward to working in a team

  • You concentrate on the details and can work reliably and precisely

  • You have a great sense of team spirit and responsibility

  • You have the ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as appropriate.

  • You are able to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a lab – standing and sitting for extended periods of time, phone & computer use, extended reach, lifting up to 50lb, and specific vision ability – close, color, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • This is a laboratory, so there is potential exposure to biohazards, agents known to cause zoonotic diseases, and hazardous chemicals.

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • Hourly rates starting at $22+/hour; we have flexibility depending on years of direct relevant experience

  • Opportunity for annual cash bonus and merit pay increase consideration

  • Health/Dental/Vision Benefits Day-One

  • 5% matching 401k

  • On the job training and career advancement opportunities (experience NOT required)

  • Additional benefits including but not limited to financial support, pet insurance, mental health resources, volunteer paid days off, employee stock program, foundation donation matching, and much more!

  • Opportunity to do meaningful work where you positively impact the lives of people and pets all over the world


  • This is a full-time (40 hr/wk) day shift position with hours either Monday-Friday Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm or12:00-8:00pm. We have some flexibility on start/end times; the later shift comes with an additional $3/hour shift differential paid per hour worked.

  • Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.


We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 talented people.

So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.

Let’s pursue what matters together.

IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

This position will be based out of our Columbia, MO location.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Apply today!