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Laboratory Corporation of America Molecular Lab Technician - entry level, will train! in Westborough, Massachusetts

The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking a Molecular Technologist or Technician to join their Molecular Diagnostics team in Westborough, MA! 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.

The schedule for this position will be Monday -- Friday, 3PM -- 11:30PM

Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex molecular-based procedures with a high degree of quality and in accordance to established protocols

  • Perform PCR and corresponding results analysis

  • Maintain complete documentation for all steps of the processes as outlined in SOPs

  • Prepare reagents for testing

  • Use automation equipment to transfer DNA and reagents

  • Analyze and interpret patient test results (Technologist level)

  • 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

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or related scientific discipline

  • 6 months' relevant lab experience preferred at Technician level (Lab experience can be in any setting: research, academia, or clinical lab)

  • Minimum 1 year of clinical diagnostics laboratory experience required at Technologist level

  • Strong understanding of molecular genetics and general chemistry highly preferred

  • Previous experience performing molecular techniques, such as DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing, genotyping

  • ASCP certification in molecular biology a plus

  • Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices

Shift

2

Schedule

2nd Shift : Monday-Friday 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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