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Clinical Genomics Laboratory Technologist

Job ID: 188844
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


Full Time- Day Shift

Working as part of a Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) lab team, the Clinical Genomics Laboratory Technologist will perform automated and manual nucleic acid extractions, NGS library preparations, and sequencing for targeted clinical oncology panels. To be successful in this role you should have well-developed basic lab skills, understanding of common wet lab methods, and ability to perform efficient troubleshooting. This individual will also assist in regular lab maintenance, cleaning, and inventory tasks and may have the opportunity to participate in research and development projects.

Applies knowledge and skills to accurately perform established assay procedures: • Performing automated and manual DNA and TNA extractions • Performing hybrid capture and amplicon based library preparations • Loading and operating Illumina and Ion Torrent sequencers • Monitors, performs, and documents all quality control, maintenance, and calibration procedures according to established protocols. Identifies issues/factors that adversely affect test performance. Provides technical support to staff and faculty to resolve any issues related to laboratory testing. • As directed by Supervisor, coordinates the training of new employees and teaching of students. • Contributes to maintaining lab instruments and equipment and managing inventory. • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.

Bachelor's Degree Biological or chemical sciences required And 1+ years Laboratory experience in non-classroom setting, required, OR bachelor's degree Medical Laboratory Sciences or other laboratory training program And American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification, required.

When applying to this position, please upload your current ASCP certification.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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