Slopes Bio, Inc. Laboratory Technologist SALT LAKE CITY, UT · Full time

Performs advanced molecular biology and genetics techniques and procedures in a CLIA/CAP clinical molecular diagnostic laboratory.

Description

Primary duties will include sequencing and genotyping of human DNA samples using microarrays, next-generation sequencing and real-time PCR. The laboratory is active in new test and technology development.

 

Must have a strong sense of responsibility and urgency, be flexible, must be detailed oriented, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. This position works as a member of an integrated laboratory team. Must be able to work independently.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Receives specimens and completes all necessary test documentation into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Performs high complexity molecular tests offered on the clinical test menu by following the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the laboratory.
  • Performs quality control and calibrations, as required
  • Performs post-test analyses and data review to ensure accurate test result reporting.
  • Recognizes problems and performs assay troubleshooting.
  • Understands and follows the proficiency testing policies in order to comply with CAP standards.
  • Regularly participates in CAP proficiency testing or other competence assessments in the laboratory and participate in periodic regulatory inspections.
  • Participates in the development, validation and maintenance of high complexity clinical tests


Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train laboratory personnel as requested by laboratory management.
  • Coordinate, monitor or perform additional tasks at the request of management such as assisting the Quality Assurance Supervisor.
  • Lead day-to-day tasks at the request of laboratory management.


Required education and skills:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological science or related field.
  • Proficient in MS office applications (Word/Excel/PowerPoint).
  • Ability to adapt to change efficiently.
  • Two plus years of previous laboratory experience, preferably in a clinical laboratory.
  • Knowledge of and skills in good molecular genetic laboratory practices including extraction of nucleic acids from human blood and tissues, standard and real-time PCR, and next-generation library prep and sequencing.


Preferred skills:

  • Next generation sequencing experience especially using a Singular Genomics G4 or Illumina NovaSeq instrument.
  • Next generation sequencing experience using Oxford Nanopore Technologies long read protocols.
  • Next generation sequencing library construction experience.
  • Certification in laboratory specialty through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent is a plus.
  • Experience with quality control and assurance processes in clinical laboratories. Working knowledge of development of genotyping, mutation detection, and sequencing assays. 


Salary

$25 - $35 per hour