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Molecular Technologist

Company: Ovation Fertility
Location: Franklin
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Ovation Fertility Genetics is seeking a qualified individual to fill an added molecular genetic technologist position in our growing Franklin, TN laboratory. We are a small, agile, close-knit lab with very little turnover. Weekend work is minimal and shifts are standard. In addition to clinical work, we make time for research in collaboration with our IVF teams. This position will be responsible for performing all aspects of PGT-A/PGT-SR testing, including but not limited to, sample receiving, amplification, library preparation, sequencing, and reporting. This position requires high attention to detail and the ability to accurately follow protocols. This position will report directly to the Scientific Director. Major Responsibilities

  • Assist with sample receiving and specimen verification
  • Perform DNA amplification and NGS testing
  • Analyze NGS data for chromosomal abnormalities and accurately compile patient results into report summaries
  • Maintain laboratory equipment under the supervision of the laboratory manager
  • Complete regular cleaning and stocking of laboratory
  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures in compliance with regulatory requirements and standards for the laboratory
  • Follow quality assurance and quality control programs
  • Observe all laboratory safety policies
  • Troubleshoot protocol and equipment malfunctions under the direction of laboratory managerRequired Skills
    • Ability to make timely, accurate, and legible records
    • Ability to follow detailed protocols with a high level of accuracy
    • Ability to perform benchwork 75-100% of the time
    • Ability to adhere to requirements of HIPAA and other ethical standards with respect to patient-specific information
    • Ability to observe the safety practices and protocols common to all laboratory activities and those specific to a genetics laboratory
    • Working knowledge of Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Ability to multi-task, be self-motivated, and to work independently to meet deadlines
    • Possession of a high attention to detail, with low technical and clerical error ratesMinimum Qualifications
      • Education: Bachelor degree from an accredited institution with a major in chemical, physical, or biological science
      • Experience: At least one year of experience in a CLIA/CAP certified laboratory performing molecular, genetic, or cytogenetic testing with human samples
      • Licensure -must have one of the following:
      • Current State of Tennessee Biotechnologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist license
      • Current State license from another state equivalent to a State of Tennessee Biotechnologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist
      • ASCP certification in a molecular or cytogenetic field and the ability to obtain a State of Tennessee license within 6 months of employmentPreferred Qualifications:
        • DNA amplification experience
        • NGS experience using an Illumina platform
        • Familiarity with chromosome structure and chromosomal abnormalitiesby Jobble

Keywords: Ovation Fertility, Franklin , Molecular Technologist, Other , Franklin, Tennessee

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