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Molecular Genomic Specialist
Ref No.: 20-00162
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Rye Brook, New York
Responsibilities:
  • Independently perform clinical testing in accordance with established standard operating procedures.
  • Demonstrate high-level problem solving skills and analytical abilities to successfully perform laboratory testing.
  • Maintain proficiency in appropriate Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
  • Maintain expertise in or knowledge of molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to: nucleic acid isolation, nucleic acid quantitation, PCR/RT-PCR/qPCR, Sanger sequencing, LOH, methylation analysis, MassARRAY MALDI-TOF, next-generation sequencing, etc.
  • Appropriately use automated and/or liquid handling machines for clinical testing.
  • Assist in development of disease, gene and/or variant knowledge base.
  • Assist in new clinical assay development and/or document control reviews as required. Design and execute clinical validation studies to assess technical test performance in accordance to CAP guidelines.
  • Adhere to established laboratory policies in areas of procedures, quality control, quality assurance and safety and compliance.

Skill Requirements:
  • Strong background in molecular biological techniques and demonstrated ability perform "bench " studies.
  • Experience in wet- and dry-bench parts of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays.
  • Experience in clinical molecular assay design and validation.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Must work effectively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, physicians, lab technologists.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, enthusiasm and initiative on a daily basis. Must have ability to work in fast-paced environment. Attention to detail is critical.

Edutational Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a biological science field and at least one year of experience with molecular-based assays.
  • Minimum 1 year of molecular laboratory experience.
  • New York State Licensed Technologist & ASCP certification or eligibility.