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Labcorp Molecular Technologist in Westborough, Massachusetts

The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking a Molecular 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 Monday- Friday, 7:00am- 3:30pm.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Maintain complete documentation for all steps of the processes per the SOPs

  • Prepare the appropriate reagents for all required testing

  • Analyze and interpret patient test results in a timely manner

  • Participate in the training of other technologists when requested

  • Troubleshoot assays and reagent qualification issues

  • Participate in verification and validation studies for process improvements, new equipment and technology transfers in the laboratory

  • Take on independent projects and tasks beyond routine work

  • Contribute to ongoing process improvement efforts

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or meet local regulatory (CLIA & State) requirements

  • Previous experience performing molecular techniques, such as DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing, NGS, genotyping is highly desired

  • Minimum 1 year of clinical laboratory testing experience is required for Technologist level

  • Previous experience is not required at the Technologist Trainee level

  • ASCP or AMT certification is preferred

  • Strong understanding of molecular genetics and general chemistry

  • Previous molecular biology lab experience highly preferred

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

  • Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus

  • High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills

  • Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen

  • Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts depending on business needs

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