Labcorp Molecular Technologist - Entry level, will train! in Westborough, Massachusetts
The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking a Molecular Technologist Trainee or Technologist 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 Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM.
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
B.A./B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or related scientific discipline
No previous experience required at the Technologist Trainee level
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
1st shift (Tuesday-Saturday 8am-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.