Specimen Processing Technician / Accessioner

Organization: 
Sequenom, Inc.
Job Location: 
Morrisville, NC
Salary: 
Competitive salary, bonus, stock options
Job Description: 

Join the clinical laboratory that is dedicated to improving healthcare through revolutionary genetic analysis solutions. The rapidly growing Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine is on the forefront of ground-breaking clinical diagnostic tests. Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequenom, is a specialty reference laboratory dedicated to the development and commercialization of laboratory-developed genetic testing services for prenatal and eye conditions. Sequenom, headquartered in San Diego, with offices located around the world, provides the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated scientific leaders while developing and expanding your own career. We know our strength and competitive advantage comes from our people so we strive to maintain a motivated team and an environment that supports diversity, encourages creativity, and most importantly, fosters innovation. Our employees are rewarded with excellent compensation and top-notch benefits. Consider joining the Sequenom CMM team, where you can help make an impact in revolutionizing medical technology.

Due to the growth and expansion of our laboratory in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina, we are looking to hire Specimen Processing Technicians. This position will process manual accessioning requests into the Laboratory Information Management System, aliquot, sort, and prepare samples for pick up.

Responsibilities:
• Accurately enter data into the Laboratory Information Management System. Prepare and organize written data, reports, and other documents
• Responsible for the presorting, pickup and delivery of processed specimens to the laboratory, centrifugation and aliquoting
• Prepare samples using automated or fixed volume measuring devices with licensed personnel supervision
• Assist with multiple routine and specialty assays
• Monitor and maintain consumable inventory
• Unpack, record and store reagents and supplies
• Adhere to quality control guidelines to ensure integrity of laboratory specimens and accurate data entry

Requirements: 

• High School diploma or equivalent. Some college preferred
• Minimum of 1 year of experience with accessioning, data entry, and specimen collection
• Ability to type at a minimum of 4000 key strokes per hour is required
• Must be able to read and understand scientific and complex directions
• Ability to follow lab safety practices when working in the freezer or with hazardous materials
• Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment and maintain production and quality standards determined by the clinical laboratory
• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
• Ability to work the following shift: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 am-5:00 pm

EEO/AA M/F/V/D

Contact Information: 

To apply, please visit http://www.sequenom.com/Careers/Jobs