Laboratory Corporation of America Genomic Sequencing Technologist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Integrated Oncology Division is seeking a Sequencing Technologist to join their Genomics team! The Genomics department performs sequencing-based testing for more than 40 genes that is designed to detect sequence variants in the coding regions of genes associated with certain rare disorders.

Assays performed (including inherited cancer testing and whole exome sequencing) utilize a variety of DNA sequencing techniques, including Sanger, Array, MLPA, and NexGen sequencing.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Perform PCR based genomic testing in accordance with standard operating procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of various genetic conditions, including cancer.

  • Prepare, test and evaluate new reagents or controls.

  • Utilize a wide array of instrumentation, including Tecan, ABI 3730, ABI QuantStudio, and Illumina HiSEQ/MiSEQ 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.

  • Additional duties assigned.

Requirements

Requirements:

  • B.A./B.S. in Biology or relatable life science to include completion of 16 credit hours of Biology, 16 credit hours of Chemistry, and 3 credit hours of math required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PCR experience.

  • 1+ year of clinical lab experience OR 3+ years of research lab experience.

Shift

1

Schedule

1st Shift Sunday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm

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.