Laboratory Corporation of America Genomic Sequencing Technologist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Integrated Genetics Division is seeking a Sequencing Technologist to join their Genomics team! The Genomics department performs sequencing-based testing for more than 40 genes that is designed to detect sequence variants in the coding regions of genes associated with certain rare disorders.

Assays performed (including inherited cancer testing and whole exome sequencing) utilize a variety of DNA sequencing techniques, including Sanger, Array, MLPA, and NexGen sequencing.

This position will have second shift hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Responsibilities:

  • Determine the acceptability of specimens for testing according to established criteria.

  • Perform PCR based genomic testing in accordance with standard operating procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of various genetic conditions, including cancer.

  • Prepare, test and evaluate new reagents or controls.

  • Utilize a wide array of instrumentation, including Tecan, ABI 3730, ABI QuantStudio, and Illumina HiSEQ/MiSEQ instruments, performing quality control and calibrations, as required.

  • Accurately enter results of testing. Review reports to ensure accurate test result reporting in preparation for review by a Director / Pathologist.

  • Recognize problems and initiate troubleshooting steps to evaluate testing failures and other problems.

The 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park is the largest research park in the United States, and is home to over 140 organizations (Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, and Information Technology /Telecommunications) and has around 45,000 full time employees entering the Park each day. The Research Triangle itself is named for the Triangle formed by the three universities: Duke University at Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. in Biology or relatable life science to include completion of 16 credit hours of Biology, 16 credit hours of Chemistry, and 3 credit hours of math

  • Minimum 6 months-1 year previous laboratory experience required. Coursework does not apply. Work experience must be a full time position, within a lab setting (academic, R&D, clinical, etc)

  • PCR and / or DNA sequencing experience strongly preferred

Shift

2

Schedule

Tuesday - Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.