Technical Specialist - Clinical Laboratory

Job Location
3595 John Hopkins Court
San Diego, CA 92121
competitive salary, bonus, equity

full benefits package

Job Description

Under supervision of licensed personnel, the Technical Specialist assists with routine and specialty clinical testing responsibilities and provides support for all aspects of the operation of the clinical laboratory while following established policies and procedures. This position works within the guidelines as defined by clinical laboratory regulatory requirements.



  • Troubleshoot assay related issues and sample discrepancies
  • Develop and implement assay improvements
  • Maintain inventory and organization for clinical samples of interest
  • Coordinate and fulfill Licensing Agreements and sample requests
  • Monitor and maintain consumable inventory including reagents and supplies for the laboratory
  • Prepare logs or other documents for routine testing or projects
  • Adhere to quality control guidelines to ensure integrity of laboratory specimens
  • Coordinate reagent lot release and validation experiments, which includes filing and maintaining proper documentation
  • Monitor contamination of the laboratory via Swipe Test
  • Assist with experimental design, execution and technical report writing
  • Serve as project manager for the clinical laboratory
  • BS degree in Biological Science, Chemistry, or other related scientific field required
  • 2-4  years of relevant experience in a lab setting (R&D or Clinical)
  • Previous Molecular biology experience (DNA isolation, PCR, RT-PCR,Real-Time PCR, capillary electrophoresis)
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)  a plus
  • Experience with general laboratory processes and medical terminology desired
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and laboratory automation knowledge
  • Must be able to read and understand scientific and complex directions
  • Ability to maintain production and quality standards determined by the clinical laboratory
  • Must be able to work with whole blood or blood by-products and comply with safety policies and procedures


Sequenom is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets

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About Our Organization

Sequenom Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequenom, Inc., is a CAP accredited and CLIA-certified molecular diagnostics laboratory, dedicated to the development and commercialization of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) for prenatal diseases and conditions. Sequenom holds or has access to intellectual property for noninvasive prenatal testing using circulating cell-free fetal nucleic acids.


As a life sciences company, Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) has a guiding vision: To enable healthier lives as the premier provider of innovative genetic information with an exceptional customer experience
What makes this vision a reality? Our deep commitment to "Quality of Science." For us, only the highest quality is acceptable. Sequenom team members thrive in a "science first" environment where ideas and innovation are part of daily life. This is your opportunity to work on cutting-edge science that is revolutionizing patient care.

Our innovation-driven culture means life at Sequenom is fast-paced, dynamic, and fun with rewarding benefits and performance rewards. With a clear vision for the future, all employees have the opportunity to make a difference and are encouraged to share new ideas. We foster a collaborative work environment and encourage curiosity at all levels.  Our corporate headquarters is located in the heart of San Diego’s life sciences community, less than a mile from the beach.

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