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Molecular Genomic Specialist I

  • Job ID: 746916931
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: Clinical Genomics
  • Location: 5560 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $23.82 to $38.96 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Provide responsible and accurate advanced molecular testing for use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and in the evaluation of a patient?s response to treatment. Apply competent clinical knowledge to achieve accurate clinical testing which leads to quality patient care outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently perform clinical testing in accordance with established SOPs. Process all clinical, QC and PT specimens through clinical workflow.Demonstrate high-level problem-solving skills and analytical abilities to successfully perform laboratory testing.
  • Accurately record relevant data and values in case folders and internal databases.
  • Process samples meticulously to avoid cross-contamination.Meet established turn-around-time deadlines for clinical testing.
  • Maintain expertise in or knowledge of molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to: nucleic acid isolation, nucleic acid quantitation, PCR/RT-PCR/qPCR, Sanger sequencing, LOH, methylation analysis, MassARRAY MALDI-TOF, next-generation sequencing, etc.
  • Effectively communicate with other laboratory members including lab leadership. Maintain track of technical and professional development, including but not limited to attendance at seminars/webinars and participation in educational programs and activities.
  • Identify critical, abnormal and/or unacceptable results and follow-up according to established protocol.Document all corrective action and follow-up with lead and/or supervisor.
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies and good clinical laboratory practice in areas of procedures, quality control, quality assurance and safety and compliance.
  • Operate, perform routine maintenance on, and calibrate all laboratory equipment as required.Identify problems with instrumentation, methodology, specimens, and/or supplies and follow-up according to established protocols.
  • Maintain proficiency in appropriate Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
  • Appropriately use automated and/or liquid handling machines for clinical testing.Accurately and precisely analyze molecular assay results for final interpretation by medical staff.

 

Qualifications

  • BS degree, major in biological science field OR
  • BS degree in chemical or physical science field with at least one year experience in clinical molecular laboratory AND 16 semester hours in chemistry (including at least 6 hours in inorganic chemistry), 16 semester hours in biology courses pertinent to the medical sciences, and three semester hours in mathematics.
  • One year of clinical molecular laboratory experience OR
  • One year of experience through training in appropriate molecular laboratory coursework.


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