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DNA Extraction Lab Technologist Trainee

Company: Labcorp
Location: Westborough
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking an Extractions Technologist Trainee to join their Molecular Diagnostics team in Westborough, MA! - The Extraction Technologist will be responsible for extracting DNA from a myriad of sample types for molecular genetics testing. 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 is a great entry level opportunity to join an innovative laboratory and receive targeted one-on-one training that will help the individual grow in a career in the clinical diagnostics field. The schedule for this position will be: Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-5:30pm. Responsibilities:

  • Receive patient samples into the lab for extractions
  • Under supervision, perform automated and manual DNA extractions from patient samples
  • Maintain internal documentation for all steps of the processes as outlined in SOPs
  • Troubleshoot assays and reagent qualification issues
  • Contribute to ongoing process improvement efforts
  • Coordinate work assignments and be able to prioritize independently
  • Participate in a team approach to workflow management of the lab Requirements:
    • B.A./B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or related scientific discipline
    • No previous experience required for Technologist Trainee level
    • Minimum 1 year of clinical laboratory experience required for Technologist level
    • Strong understanding of molecular genetics and general chemistry
    • Previous molecular biology lab experience highly preferred
    • Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. For more information about how we collect and store your personal data, please see our - -

Keywords: Labcorp, Worcester , DNA Extraction Lab Technologist Trainee, Healthcare , Westborough, Massachusetts

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