Job Description

Job Title: Molecular Genomic Specialist I
Job ID: 764191
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: MAGEE Molecular Reprod Genmcs
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is excited to be hiring a full-time, day shift Molecular Genomic Specialist I. This role will be scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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

Responsibilities:
  • Accurately record relevant data and values in case folders and internal databases.
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies and good clinical laboratory practice in areas of procedures, quality control, quality assurance and safety and compliance.
  • Appropriately use automated and/or liquid handling machines for clinical testing. Accurately and precisely analyze molecular assay results for final interpretation by medical staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain proficiency in appropriate Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
  • 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.
  • Process samples meticulously to avoid cross-contamination. Meet established turn-around-time deadlines for clinical testing.

Qualifications

  • BS degree, major in biological science field 
  • OR BS degree in chemical or physical science field with at least 1 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 3 semester hours in mathematics. 
  • 1 year of clinical molecular laboratory experience 
  • OR 1 year of experience through training in appropriate molecular laboratory coursework.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $20.69 to $32.88 / hour

Union Position: No

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