NGS Laboratory Technologist

Variantyx is a rapidly growing CAP and CLIA certified molecular genetic diagnostic testing laboratory that provides genetic testing including whole exome and whole genome next generation sequencing (NGS). We are seeking an NGS Lab Technician or Technologist (FT, 40hrs per week) for our Framingham, MA location.

Position summary

Perform pre-analytic molecular diagnostics procedures including receiving, accessioning, and preparing specimens for clinical testing. Isolates nucleic acid from a wide variety of specimen types and/or performs tissue culture procedures. Assists in equipment maintenance, QC procedures, maintaining laboratory databases, filing, ordering supplies and other supportive technical and clerical duties.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be a part of the technical team that processes clinical and research samples through molecular characterization. He/ She will take part in DNA isolation, library preps, PCR and next generation sequencing and data analysis.

Position requirements

  • Basic understanding of genetics.
  • Proficiency in PCR and molecular biology techniques.
  • The ideal candidate should be highly detail-oriented and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent computer literacy skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Experience working with next generation sequencing sample preparation is highly desirable.
  • 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.

Experience

  • 2+ years experience in a high complexity molecular diagnostic laboratory
  • Experience utilizing general laboratory equipment, such as micro-pipettes, qPCR instrumentation, thermal cyclers, BioAnalyzers, and Sequencers
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing preferably Illumina instrumentation

Education

A bachelor’s degree in life sciences/Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry or related field.

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

Location:
Framingham, MA