Molecular Technologist

    • Westborough, MA

The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking a Molecular Technologist to join their Molecular Diagnostics team! 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 thru Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm overtime and weekends may be required

Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex molecular-based procedures with a high degree of quality and in accordance to established protocols
  • Perform PCR, RT-PCR, MLPA, Fragment Analysis 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
  • Participate in the training of other technologists, at the discretion of the supervisor
  • 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
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant laboratory experience, post completion of Bachelor's Degree required
  • Strong understanding of molecular genetics and general chemistry
  • Previous experience performing molecular techniques, such as DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing, genotyping
  • ASCP certification in molecular biology preferred but not required
  • Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices


Shift
1

Schedule
Tuesday thru Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm overtime and weekends may be required


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