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NGS Laboratory Technician

Company: Variantyx
Location: Framingham
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

The NGS Laboratory Technician performs high complexity laboratory testing on patient specimens across various assays and platforms. This role will be performing quality control and quality assurance procedures while complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. -Including CAP/CLIA and NY State Requirements. This is an on-site position in Framingham, MA, Full time with optional weekend shifts.

Responsibilities Include:
Processing specimens for high complexity testing using automated systems and/or manual procedures in accordance with the laboratory's standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Accession samples in LIMS.
Process specimens utilizing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) as well as other sequencing and assay platforms.
Some of the processes: DNA isolation - Manual and Automated, Generate NGS libraries, Manual and Automated, PCR amplification, NGS using Illumina NovaSeq6000 and Nanopore PromethION platforms, data analysis, tissue, and cell culture.
Maintain strict standards of quality.
Assist in general upkeep of the laboratory.
Maintain laboratory supplies and inventory.
Write, review, and maintain SOPs and Policies.
Participate in quality control and quality assurance activities.
Maintain laboratory equipment and instruments according to SOPs.
Participate in continuing education.
Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor.

Position requirements:

Education:
A BSc, MSc in life sciences/Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry or related field.

Experience:
Minimum 1 year experience in a high complexity molecular diagnostic laboratory
Experience utilizing general laboratory equipment, such as micro-pipettes, qPCR instrumentation, thermal cyclers, Tapestations, and Sequencers.
Experience with next generation sequencing preferably Illumina instrumentation is highly desirable.
Basic understanding of genetics.
Proficiency in PCR and molecular biology techniques.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to multitask is highly desirable.
Must possess excellent computer literacy skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point).
Experience in NGS data analysis/bioinformatics is highly desirable.
Experience in automation is highly desirable.
Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward.

Location:
This is an on-site position in Framingham, MA, Full time with optional weekend shifts.

Keywords: Variantyx, Framingham , NGS Laboratory Technician, Professions , Framingham, Massachusetts

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