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Molecular Technologist I/II
Ref No.: 20-00505
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
Under general supervision, responsible for performing and reporting high-throughput, clinical genotyping assays using molecular platforms, and operating and maintaining laboratory equipment needed to perform daily duties.

Responsibilities:
  • Extract and quantify DNA and RNA from blood and tissue samples.
  • Perform PCR reactions.
  • Perform specified assays for genotyping services in accordance with the SOP
  • Prepare and evaluate test results for completeness, accuracy, and quality.
  • Report test results in LIS.
  • Receives, unpacks, logs customer samples according to SOPs.
  • Perform troubleshooting, maintenance, and calibration of instrumentation and equipment used to conduct testing in compliance with quality control/assessment standards.
  • Participate in the development and/or maintenance of SOPs as required. Identifies ways in which laboratory procedures and activities can be modified to improve upon current methodologies.
  • Optimize diagnostic tests and update existing standard operating protocols with significant guidance.
  • Work with laboratory supervisor for troubleshooting and determine solution.
  • Participate in lab meetings and generate ideas for improving efficiency and productivity in the daily operation of the lab
  • Comply with all aspects of laboratory safety, safety stations, safety manuals, safety SOP, and MSDS sheets.
  • Leadership: Assists with assigned additional duties in a specialized area of the laboratory.

Requirements:
  • BS in biological science or equivalent with at least one year of training/experience
  • MB (ASCP) Certification Current
  • Laboratory personnel participating in licensure or certification maintenance programs must complete the number of continuing education prescribed by the licensing or certifying agency.
  • Technical laboratory personnel whose certification has been grandfathered and does not require participation in a certification maintenance program must complete at least twelve hours of continuing education annually.
  • Lab experience and/or training in a clinical laboratory setting. Preferred experience in molecular pathology.
  • Must satisfy requirements for high complexity testing under CLIA regulations (42 CFR, part 493)

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