Medical Genetics Technologist
|Hiring Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Post Name||Medical Genetics Technologist|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Location||Houston, Texas, United States 77030|
The Department of Molecular & Human Genetics is seeking a full-time candidate to support the optimization and increased throughput of a new Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform. The technologist will perform high-complexity molecular tests while adhering to CAP and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines. Candidates must be detail-oriented and able to exercise independent judgment as they will be working independently several days per week post-training.
Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00 during training (~6 months) with a late start, alternative weekend schedule thereafter (TBD)
- Performs and analyzes samples in the production pipeline as well as research projects using validated methods and procedures in accordance with accreditation standards and guidelines.
- Aids in protocol development and optimization.
- Follows laboratory quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, and monitors and maintains reagents, log records, and laboratory equipment.
- Identifies issues with samples and instruments, effectively troubleshooting and relaying those issues to the appropriate authority.
- Updates sample tracking information and summarize results in an appropriate format.
- Requests supplies, repairs, and other needs effectively.
- •Adherence to CAP/CLIA and HIPAA compliance, laboratory safety, and OSHA policies and procedures is essential.
- Once trained, will work independently on an alternative work schedule.
- Light physical exertion. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
- Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Genetics Technology or related field.
- No experience is required.
- Certified Laboratory Professional by National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), Certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), or equivalent certification. Certification must be obtained within one year of hire or promotion.
- MB (ASCP) certification
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: DNA/RNA manipulations such as purification and qualification, PCR, qPCR, restriction enzyme digestion, and NGS library construction such as RNASeq and Whole Genome Sequencing.
- Previous experience in a CAP/CLIA/New York State laboratory setting.
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.