Lead Molecular Genomic Specialist

Rye Brook, NY

Date Posted: June 3rd, 2020


Position Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently perform clinical testing in accordance with established standard operating procedures.

  • Demonstrate high-level problem solving skills and analytical abilities to successfully perform laboratory testing.

  • Maintain proficiency in appropriate Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

  • Maintain expertise in or knowledge of molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to: nucleic acid isolation, nucleic acid quantitation, PCR/RT-PCR/qPCR, Sanger sequencing, LOH, methylation analysis, MassARRAY MALDI-TOF, next-generation sequencing, etc.

  • Appropriately use automated and/or liquid handling machines for clinical testing.

  • Accurately and precisely analyze molecular assay results for final interpretation by medical staff.

  • Work as part of collaborative team for interpretation of complex molecular results.

  • Assist in development of disease, gene and/or variant knowledge base.

  • Assist in research projects, new clinical assay development and/or document control reviews as required. Design and execute clinical validation studies to assess technical test performance in accordance to CAP guidelines.

  • Adhere to established laboratory policies in areas of procedures, quality control, quality assurance and safety and compliance.

Experience Requirements

  • Strong background in molecular biological techniques and demonstrated ability to design and perform "bench" studies.

  • Leadership experience and a demonstrated capability to troubleshoot technical problems.

  • Experience in wet- and dry-bench parts of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays.

  • Experience in clinical molecular assay design and validation.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Must work effectively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, physicians, lab technologists.

  • Must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, enthusiasm and initiative on a daily basis. Must have ability to work in fast-paced environment. Attention to detail is critical.

Education Requirements

  • Minimum: Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a biological science field and at least one year of experience with molecular-based assays.

  • Preferred: MS or PhD degree in molecular biology-related field with experience in wet-bench processes for complex molecular assays.

  • At least 3-5 years of molecular laboratory experience.

  • New York State Licensed Technologist & ASCP certification or eligibility.

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