Clinical Genomic Technologist II/III

Organization: 
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location: 
Farmington, CT
Job Description: 

The Jackson Laboratory of Genomic Medicine, based in Farmington, CT is seeking a Clinical Genomic Technologist II/III. With minimal oversight from the Manager of the Clinical Genomics Laboratory, the Clinical Genomics Technologist will be responsible for processing both clinical and research samples using cutting-edge technologies for nucleic acid analysis, including the Illumina HiSeq2500 and associate sample preparation technologies. These activities will be performed under CLIA/CAP regulations and will directly impact human health and thus must meet the highest possible standards for quality.

The Clinical Genomic Technologist II or III are distinguishable primarily by level of experience, supervision required, proficiency in problem solving, and wider range of training.

Responsibilities:
• Sample processing, including nucleic acid purification and QC, library construction and QC and high-throughput sequencing.
• Working with the manager to maintain all documentation required for operation under CLIA/CAP certification.
• Testing and validation of new methodologies

Requirements: 

• Level II - Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with at least three years of experience in a genomics laboratory or Master’s degree with at least one years of experience in a genomics laboratory.
• Level III – Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with at least five years of experience in a genomics laboratory or Master’s degree with at least three years of experience in a genomics laboratory.
• At least one year experience working in a CLIA certified laboratory is required.
• Strong attention to detail and process is required.
• Experience in data management, including laboratory information management systems
• Excellent written and verbal skills as would be required to communicate scientific details.

Contact Information: 

All interested individuals should apply on-line at www.jax.org, Career Opportunities, referring to job requisition #4217. Applications should include a Cover Letter and CV. When candidates are otherwise equally qualified, JAX will give preference to the Connecticut resident. The Jackson Laboratory is an EOE/AA employer.

About Our Organization: 

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.