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Laboratory Corporation of America Laboratory Technician - DNA Extraction in Westborough, Massachusetts

The Integrated Genetics Division of LabCorp is seeking an Extraction Technician to join their Molecular Diagnostics team in Westborough, MA! The Extraction Technician 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.

The shift for this position will be a 4/10 schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:30am-5:00pm

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

  • 0 to 2 years of relevant lab experience

  • Strong understanding of molecular genetics and general chemistry

  • Previous molecular biology lab experience highly preferred

  • Previous experience working in a clincial diagnostics lab a plus

  • Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices

Shift

1

Schedule

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:30am-5:00pm (4/10 schedule)

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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