Laboratory Corporation of America Molecular Technologist in Westborough, Massachusetts

Molecular Technologist

Westborough Massachusetts

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Requisition Number 17-78517 Date posted 07/13/2017

Shift 1

Work Schedule 1st Shift - 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday-Friday

Job Description

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.

This position will have first shift hours from 8:00AM -- 4:30PM, Monday-Friday.

Responsibilities:

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

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

  • 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 to include completion of 16 credit hours of Biology, 16 credit hours of Chemistry, and 3 credit hours of math with a minimum of 1 year of related laboratory testing experience in a diagnostics production laboratory

  • Or Masters of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry or related scientific discipline with 0-1 years of related laboratory experience

  • ASCP certification in molecular biology desired, but not required

  • Strong understanding of molecular genetics and general chemistry

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

  • Previous experience working in a CLIA and/or CAP regulated environment

  • Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices

About LabCorp®

With scientific expertise in esoteric testing, genomics, and clinical and anatomic pathology, LabCorp and Integrated Genetics process tests on approximately 470,000 specimens each day, applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing. LabCorp operates a sophisticated laboratory network, with corporate headquarters in Burlington, NC, and more than 48,000 employees worldwide. Our 220,000 clients include physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at: www.labcorp.com at http://www.labcorp.com/ .