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Labcorp Genomics Technologist/Technologist Trainee (2nd shift) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking a Genomics Sequencing Technologist Trainee or Technologist to join their Genomics team in RTP, NC! 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.

For the Technologist Trainee level:

Participate in LabCorp's in-house training program for the field of molecular genetics. Receive in-depth training to prepare for the ASCP-MB board exam and certification. Training program is a two year commitment, and requires signing a training reimbursement agreement.

This schedule for this position will be: Tuesday -- Saturday, 3:00pm -- 11:30pm.

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.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or a related science

  • No previous experience required at the Technologist Trainee level

  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a clinical diagnostics laboratory required at Technologist level

  • DNA sequencing (Sanger and NGS) experience strongly preferred

  • Strong molecular biology background, including experience with PCR and DNA extraction highly desired

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

  • Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus

  • High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills

  • Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen

If you're looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, apply today!

Shift

2

Schedule

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.

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