The primary role of the clinical lab / senior clinical lab technologist is to be responsible for the execution of established nucleic acid extraction and next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based cancer genomics workflows including exome and transcriptome sequencing in a GMP environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in a regulated environment (CLIA/CAP, GMP) and will be expected to maintain batch record reports, consumable inventory, equipment maintenance and calibration to maintain quality control and compliance.
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in scientific discipline or a health-related field.
3+ years relevant industry experience, including in a regulated setting
Strong background in molecular biology or biochemistry and associated general laboratory techniques (PCR, qPCR, nucleic acid purification)
Histology experience (microtome operation, FFPE sectioning and H&E staining)
Familiarity with NGS workflows including nucleic acid extraction from various tissue specimens (cell line, blood, fresh frozen and FFPE), Illumina-based library construction, and hybrid capture enrichment
Operation and maintenance of instrumentation critical for Illumina NGS workflows (qPCR, plate readers and HiSeq/MiSeq sequencers)
Strong experience with NGS workflow automation
- LIMS experience
CLIA/CAP or cGMP experience
Experience working with Quality Assurance and Quality Control teams
Experience working in a controlled laboratory environment
Impeccable documentation practices and attention to detail
The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
A willingness to work hard in a fast-paced environment