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.
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.
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
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.