Advertised Summary Job Description: The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Division of Personalized Genomic Medicine (PGM) has an opening for a dynamic, experienced, technical, Laboratory Coordinator for our Next Generation Sequencing initiative. The Laboratory Coordinator will be expected to perform library generation and sequence capture for high throughput sequencing on Roche and Illumina instruments along with analysis of data in association with other members of our bioinformatics team. Must be able to problem-solve and participate in quality control practices, proficiency testing and serve to cover for the Laboratory Supervisor when he/she is not available. Additional duties as assigned by the lab director and supervisor.
Will also perform complex laboratory procedures in order to analyze clinical samples; this will require extensive, accurate, and efficient hands-on work, operating, maintaining and troubleshooting complex instrumentation, attention to detail, strict adherence to protocols, maintaining extensive and accurate documentation.
The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned. Weekend and extended hours may occasionally be necessary.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree plus two years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - At least one year of clinical laboratory experience preferably in a fast paced clinical setting.
- At least one to two years of experience, or equivalency in education and experience in library generation and sequence capture for high throughput sequencing and analysis of data in association with bioinformatics.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ensures compliances with regulatory offices.
- The candidate should possess a NYS Medical Technologist License or be eligible to apply for one. Continued employment will require obtaining a limited permit or a license within 3 months.
- Degree in Diagnostic Genetics Science preferred.
- Knowledge of CAP, JCAHO, NYS and Federal regulations and recommendations is preferred.
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