Molecular Technologist

Organization
Cancer Genetics, Inc.
Job Location
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) based on tenure with the Company. Employees accrue the equivalent of 18 PTO days per year of employment, pro-rated based upon date of hire.

  • Excellent Health Benefits including participation in 401K and Flexible Spending Account Plan

  • Eligibility for Incentive driven Stock Option Plan.

Job Description

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Prepare specimens for testing
  • Perform clinical molecular testing, analyzing and interpreting test results
  • Perform instrument maintenance, calibration, and reagent quality control procedure
  • Assist with development and/or validation of new tests procedure
  • Participate in clinical trials related work (sample processing and testing)
Requirements

Qualifications/Education

  • Bachelor degree in scientific field
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in molecular biology oriented laboratory; clinical laboratory experience preferred, including previous experience with:
    • Isolation of DNA/RNA from blood, FFPE samples
    • PCR (conventional and real-time)
    • Sanger Sequencing
    • NGS Sequencing – highly desired
  • Strong detail-orientation, with the ability to demonstrate good documentation skills.
  • Strong organization stills, with the ability to follow established processed and procedures, accurately, and within established timelines.
  • Strong professional communication skills, verbally, and written.
  • Must be a team player who takes ownership for assigned workload, and the ability to work independently.
  • Solid computer proficiency, including MS Office Suite, and molecular data analysis software.

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