NGS Laboratory Technician / Supervisor

The NGS Laboratory Technician / Supervisor performs high complexity laboratory testing on patient specimens across various assays and platforms. This role will be performing quality control and quality assurance procedures while complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. Including CAP/CLIA and NYS Requirements. ; Full time for 2nd or 3rd shift and Sunday-Thursday all shifts. (Training will be performed during 1st shift Monday-Friday).

 

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Processing specimens for high complexity testing using automated systems and/or manual procedures in accordance with the laboratory’s standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Accession samples in LIMS.
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) with other sequencing and assay platforms.
  • Some of the processes: DNA isolation – Manual and Automated, Generate NGS libraries, Manual and Automated, PCR amplification, NGS using Illumina NovaSeq6000 and Nanopore PromethION platforms, data analysis, tissue, and cell culture.
  • Maintain strict standards of quality.
  • Assist in general upkeep of the laboratory.
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and inventory.
  • Write, review, and maintain SOPs and Policies.
  • Participate in quality control and quality assurance activities.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instruments according to SOPs.
  • Participate in continuing education.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor.

Position requirements:

 Education: 

 A BSc, MSc in life sciences/Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry or related field.

 

 Experience:

  • Experience with the Illumina NovaSeq 6000 is an advantage (experience with other Illumina platforms might be considered).
  • Experience with NGS library preparation is a must.
  • Minimum 2 year experience in a high complexity molecular diagnostic laboratory
  • Experience utilizing general laboratory equipment, such as micro-pipettes, qPCR instrumentation, thermal cyclers, Tapestations, and Sequencers.
  • Basic understanding of genetics.
  • Proficiency in PCR and molecular biology techniques.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask is highly desirable.
  • Must possess excellent computer literacy skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Experience in NGS data analysis/bioinformatics is highly desirable.
  • Experience in automation is highly desirable.
  • Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward.

 

Location:  This is an on-site position in Framingham, MA, Full time position.

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@variantyx.com

Location:
Framingham – MA