Laboratory Corporation of America Laboratory Technician - DNA Extraction in Westborough, Massachusetts
The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking an Extraction Technician to join their Molecular Diagnostics team in Westborough, MA! The Extraction Technician will be responsible for extracting DNA from a myriad of sample types for molecular genetics testing. 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.
The shift for this position will be a 4/10 schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:30am-5:00pm
Receive patient samples into the lab for extractions
Under supervision, perform automated and manual DNA extractions from patient samples
Maintain internal documentation for all steps of the processes as outlined in SOPs
Troubleshoot assays and reagent qualification issues
Contribute to ongoing process improvement efforts
Coordinate work assignments and be able to prioritize independently
Participate in a team approach to workflow management of the lab
B.A./B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or related scientific discipline
Strong understanding of molecular genetics and general chemistry
0 to 2 years of lab testing experience in a diagnostics production laboratory
Previous molecular biology lab experience highly preferred
Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices
With scientific expertise in esoteric testing, genomics, and clinical and anatomic pathology, LabCorp and Integrated Genetics process tests on approximately 470,000 specimens each day, applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing. LabCorp operates a sophisticated laboratory network, with corporate headquarters in Burlington, NC, and more than 48,000 employees worldwide. Our 220,000 clients include physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at: www.labcorp.com at http://www.labcorp.com/ .
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:30am-5:00pm (4/10 schedule)
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.