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DNA Extractions Lab Technologist Trainee

Company: Labcorp
Location: Westborough
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

New Grads Welcome - Full Training Provided 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 work schedule for this position is: Sunday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Responsibilities:

  • Receive patient samples into the lab for extractions
  • Perform automated and manual DNA extractions from patient samples
  • Monitor, operate and troubleshoot instrumentation to ensure proper functionality
  • 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
  • Perform and document preventive maintenance and quality control procedures
  • Identify and replenish testing bench supplies as necessary
  • Assist with processing of specimens when needed
  • Maintain a safe work environment and wear appropriate personal protective equipment Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or meet local regulatory (CLIA & State) requirements
    • Minimum 1 year of clinical laboratory testing experience is required for Technologist level
    • Previous experience is not required at the Technologist Trainee level
    • 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 needsLabcorp 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 Privacy Statement .

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

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