Laboratory Corporation of America Laboratory Automations Specialist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
The Integrated Genetics division of LabCorp is seeking a Laboratory Automations Specialist to join their Laboratory Automations team! This position will join a team that supports several testing departments at CMBP by assisting with instrument troubleshooting and in the development / implementation of new automated laboratory processes.
This position will have 2nd shift hours from 1:00PM to 11:30PM, Wednesday -- Saturday.
The Laboratory Automations Technologist's duties will include, but not be limited to:
Instrument troubleshooting / support for the following units:
20 Tecan liquid handlers
12 King Fisher extraction instruments
13 Hamilton liquid handlers
4 Chemagen extraction instruments
2 Bravo liquid handlers
2 Maxwell extraction instruments
Development, validation, and assistance with implementation of new automated processes:
Write Tecan scripts and coding for new processes.
Test / troubleshoot Hamilton scripts, providing feedback to vendor.
Train laboratory staff on new automated processes.
Optimize existing automated processes.
Excel / Access Workbook and Database Maintenance:
Create and perform verification for Excel spreadsheets used in tracking / resulting lab testing.
Update, troubleshoot, and maintain databases use for sample and reagent (primer) tracking, collecting / collating information needed by LIMS system.
Optimize existing assay spreadsheets to include additional improvements (automated result checking).
Work with CMBP Integrated Genetics departments to troubleshoot assay issues and play an active role in developing / implement process improvements.
Serve as a primary resource for several ongoing lab automation and process improvement projects, acting as SME (subject matter expert) for newly automated processes. Train laboratory staff on new automated processes.
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.
With scientific expertise in esoteric testing, genomics, and clinical and anatomic pathology, LabCorp processes tests on approximately 470,000 specimens each day, applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing. LabCorp operates a sophisticated laboratory network, with corporate headquarters in Burlington, NC, and more than 48,000 employees worldwide. Our 220,000 clients include physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at: www.labcorp.com
B.A./B.S. in Biology or relatable life science required.
A minimum of 1 year of experience in a Clinical Diagnostic Lab setting required, 3+ years preferred.
Previous experience with performing PCR-based genetic testing, required. NGS experience strongly preferred. Direct experience with utilizing automated liquid handling instruments strongly preferred.
Previous experience with and working knowledge of various computer coding languages (C#, SQL, VBA, XAML) strongly preferred.
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.