Laboratory Corporation of America Molecular Technologist in Westborough, Massachusetts
The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking a Molecular Technologist to join their Molecular Diagnostics team! The Molecular Technologist will be responsible for performing complex molecular testing and results analysis according to established standard operating procedures. The Integrated Genetics-Westborough site processes extracted DNA from peripheral blood and prenatal samples (amniotic fluid and chorionic villi) for genetic testing. A variety of molecular genetics techniques are used to include Next Generation Sequencing, real time PCR, Sanger Sequencing and Southern Blot analysis to test for specific genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and Fragile X syndrome to name just a few.
This position will have first shift hours from 8:00AM -- 4:30PM, Tuesday-Saturday.
Perform complex molecular-based procedures with a high degree of quality and in accordance to established protocols
Maintain complete documentation for all steps of the processes as outlined in SOPs.
Analyze and interpret patient test results
Participate in the training of other technologists, at the discretion of the supervisor.
Troubleshoot assays and reagent qualification issues
Participate in verification and validation studies for process improvements, new equipment, and new technology transfer at the discretion of the supervisor
Take on independent projects and tasks beyond routine work
Contribute to ongoing process improvement efforts
B.A./B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 1 year of related laboratory experience
Or Masters of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry or related scientific discipline with 0-1 years of related laboratory experience
ASCP certification in molecular biology desired, but not required
Strong understanding of molecular genetics and general chemistry
Previous experience performing molecular techniques, such as DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing, genotyping
Previous experience working in a CLIA and/or CAP regulated environment desired, but not required
Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices
Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 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.