Under direct supervision of the Lab Director and/or Laboratory Lead, the Genomic Laboratory Technician is accountable for performing a variety of molecular-based laboratory procedures, both manual and automated, of varying complexity related to the handling of samples for Next-Generation sequencing, including DNA and RNA extraction, NGS library preparation, and Illumina NextSeq operation. The Genomic Laboratory Technician follows standard operating procedures established by the Medical Director.
Essential Job Duties
Performs molecular biology laboratory procedures, reviews result for accuracy, and reports accurate and timely information.
Follows SOPS to extract DNA and RNA, prepare libraries, operate liquid-handling robotics, Illumina NextSeq, and other minor instrumentation.
Interacts closely with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to follow, track, and record progress of samples processed in the laboratory.
Completes required quality control testing, maintains records and documentation necessary to fulfill regulatory agency requirements, and takes appropriate corrective action as necessary.
Performs periodic regulatory reviews of quality control data.
Performs preventative maintenance, cleaning and calibration procedures according to SOPM and manufacturer's developed schedules.
Performs proficiency testing and achieves satisfactory results related to all specialties or areas worked.
Helps maintain supply inventory, notifying supervisor when supplies are low.
Provides education materials and provide input on SOP revisions.
Evaluates new equipment and help implement and validate new lab workflows.
Functions as the key operator for assigned equipment.
Follows all safety policies and procedures.
Assists with training other technicians.
Bachelor's Degree in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory/medical technology science. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education will be verified.
Proven ability to work independently, employ critical thinking and troubleshoot problems while paying great attention to details.
Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, internet and e-mail applications, scheduling applications, and computerized tracking systems.
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Interacts well with others, requiring employee to verbally communicate, as well as hear and understand spoken information.
Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
See and read computer monitors and documents.
Remain sitting or standing for extended periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.
Proven laboratory experience, especially utilizing molecular biology techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR, NGS, or other molecular techniques.
Exposure to next-generation sequencing procedures and technologies.
Experience in general laboratory areas.
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About The Urology Group
The Urology Group is one of the largest single specialty groups of urologists in the United States, with 38 physicians on staff. The Urology Group provides medical and surgical care for all diseases of the urinary tract in men and women and the genital tract of men. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a 55,000-square foot advanced care facility, the group includes practices extending from Northern Kentucky to Middletown, Ohio, and from Southeastern Indiana to Adams County, Ohio.