Laboratory Corporation of America Technologist -Next Generation Sequencing in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Integrated Genetics Division is seeking a Genomics Sequencing Technologist to join their Prenatal Genomic Screening team!

The Prenatal Genomic Screening laboratory performs an advanced, non-invasive, next-generation prenatal screening assay that can assess risk for multiple fetal chromosomal aneuploidies, or abnormalities in the number of chromosomes, from a single maternal blood draw.

Testing in this department utilizes a variety of molecular techniques, including DNA isolation / quantification / normalization, library prep, and preparing samples for next-generation sequencing.

Participate in LabCorp's in-house training program. Training program is a two year commitment, and requires signing a training reimbursement agreement.

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

Responsibilities:

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

  • Perform non-invasive prenatal testing, utilizing NexGen sequencing and bioinformatics analysis, in accordance with standard operating procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of various genetic conditions

  • Prepare, test and evaluate new reagents or controls

  • Utilize a wide array of instrumentation, including Tecan, SpectraMax, and Illumina cBot/HiSEQ 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 field

  • PCR and / or DNA sequencing experience strongly preferred, but not required

  • 1+ year of clinical lab experience OR 3+ years of research lab experience preferred, but not required

  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to follow standard operating procedures is required

  • Ability to multitask and work collaboratively within a team is a must

Shift

2

Schedule

2nd shift, Tuesday-Saturday, 3:00pm-11:30pm

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.