Molecular Technologist - Pathology Department

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This Molecular Technologist will be responsible for:

  • Evaluating specimens received by the department and organize workflow to provide optimum efficiency of testing and turnaround time of results.
  • Extracting, denature and purifying DNA from assorted specimen types
  • Performing PCR, hybridization, and genetic sequencing methods
  • Evaluating results to determine interference, inhibition, or other problems that arise during extraction, amplification, or sequencing of DNA.
  • Performing quality control, validation, and other quality activities to verify performance of clinical assays
  • Maintaining equipment by performing assigned maintenance activities and troubleshoot unexpected problems with equipment
  • Recording data to monitor temperatures of incubation equipment
  • Evaluating inventory of supplies and reagents and communicate order needs
  • Operating complex equipment and computer programs related to equipment and LIS system
  • Maintaining records of test results and archives of data
  • Performing proficiency testing to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Assisting department in writing and maintaining standard operating procedures for clinical assays
  • Documenting knowledge by reviewing and signing SOPs annually
  • Following laboratory policies and procedures such as attendance and time reporting policies

To qualify, you must have:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with in-house molecular diagnostic assay design and development, including design of primers and probes, assay validation, quality control, quality assurance, and/or troubleshooting, is desired, as is the ability to follow standard protocols and to independently perform laboratory routine testing in the area of molecular pathology
  • Experience working with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPE) is an advantage preferred
  • Major in biology or a related field with training in molecular biology techniques and/or experience in clinical molecular diagnostics.
  • Extracting, denature and purifying DNA from assorted specimen types
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Certification/Registration Preferred: Molecular Biology MB ASCP Certification preferred or eligibility for certification as a laboratory specialist in molecular diagnostics (MB) is desired.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits. Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Internal Number: 3072705
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