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Molecular Technologist
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14477

Are you a Molecular Technologist that would like to expand your skill set and move up to cutting edge technology?  Lighthouse Lab Services has partnered with a well established Pharma company that provides a broad range of integrated and dynamic laboratory services supporting all phases of clinical trials and advanced diagnostic development across immune-oncology, hematology, solid tumors and various non-oncology disciplines.  We are currently looking for a Molecular Technologist to perform Genotyping and extractions.  You will be trained and moved to NGS technologies in a short time.    

Summary of Functions:

This position performs high complexity testing of client samples in a regulated environment including nucleic acid purification, quantitation and quality assessment, gene expression, genotyping, and sequencing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Process client samples using approved standard operating procedures and in accordance with analytical plans.

· Perform routine and non-routine intermediate to high complexity molecular techniques in a GCLP and CLIA regulated environment.

· Isolate, quantify and assess quality of nucleic acids using manual and automated techniques.

· Perform genetic analysis including gene expression, genotyping, fragment analysis, and sequencing using technologies such as PCR, qPCR, Electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).

· Utilize platforms including Promega Maxwell, ABI ViiA7, ABI 3730xl, Illumina MiSeq/NextSeq, and ThermoFisher Ion S5 XL.

· Make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret results.

· Review documentation for accuracy and completeness.

· Identify and troubleshoot discrepancies and quality control failures.

· Assist in the development and validation of new assays and procedures.

· Assist in the commissioning and qualification of laboratory equipment.

· Assist in the writing and editing of standard operating procedures, material requirements documents, and other essential documentation.

· Responsible for reviewing genomic and gene expression data.

· Maintain equipment logs, maintenance logs, and calibration logs.

· Assist in laboratory inventory, make common reagents and review reagent quality control.

· Assist in other laboratory areas and sample management as needed.

· Work in collaboration with others for projects.

· Serve as a mentor and/or trainer to other lab personnel.

· Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

· Normally receive general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

· Perform other duties as needed.

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to the Molecular Supervisor or designee.

Educational or Skill Requirements:

· Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in life sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or closely related field with 3 years of experience in a laboratory setting.

· Must be able to interpret and follow procedures that are given both in writing and verbally.

· Must be able to organize, multitask and demonstrate effective time management and prioritization skills.

· Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

· Must have excellent hand-eye coordination and the ability to work in a laboratory environment.

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 17 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry-level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 844-974-1929 | lighthouselabservices.com

#DS Job ID: 14477

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