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Senior Molecular Technologist

Company: Exact Sciences
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Help us change livesAt Exact Sciences, we're helping change how the world prevents, detects and guides treatment for cancer. We give patients and clinicians the clarity needed to make confident decisions when they matter most. Join our team to find a purpose-driven career, an inclusive culture, and robust benefits to support your life while you're working to help others.Position OverviewThe Senior Molecular Technologist (Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm) is responsible for performing high complexity laboratory testing on patient specimens to include the isolation of nucleic acids and next generation sequencing (NGS) with all associated procedures. The high complexity nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task, flexibility with schedules, the ability to work independently in a team environment, and strong adherence to quality control and quality assurance procedures and compliance with the laboratory regulations.Essential DutiesInclude, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform processing of patient samples using molecular biology protocols governed by standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Extract nucleic acids from sample types; including, but not limited to, human tissue, blood, and saliva.
  • Construct DNA/RNA libraries and NGS.
  • Operate liquid handling robots.
  • Participate in a cross-functional coordinated effort to identify complex process issues; analyze and problem solve complex sample and/or plate issues by utilizing data from; including, but not limited to, SOPs, the laboratory information management software (LIMS) system, data management programs, and instrument files.
  • Assist with troubleshooting efforts and identify root cause of the issue; determine the impact on samples, plates, and quarantine reagents, as needed.
  • Assist with inventory of laboratory supplies for daily operations; work closely with the supply chain group to support point of use (POU) supplies; identify shortages and errors.
  • Assist with training efforts and complete all required training documentation as needed; provide feedback and implementable ideas to the management to improve training efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Perform daily maintenance and monitor the laboratory equipment.
  • Troubleshoot complex instrumentation issues by, including, but not limited to, troubleshooting efforts, identifying the root cause of instrument issue, and determining the impact on samples and plates.
  • Assist with the development and upkeep of SOPs.
  • Document activities and results in LIMS and worksheets.
  • Perform environmental health and safety functions, as needed.
  • Act as a point of contact for the temperature alarm systems and respond to ensure integrity of specimens and reagents, as needed.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and recover automation problems.
  • Ability to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Apply strong communication skills; ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers, and customers.
  • Apply a high attention to detail with strong quality orientation.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to act with an inclusion mindset and model these behaviors for the organization.
  • Ability to work nights or weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to work seated for approximately 20% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 80% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • May perform repetitious actions using lab tools; including, but not limited to, pipettes.
  • Ability to use various chemicals to perform duties.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 20% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to use a computer, concentrate, and read and/or analyze data.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and instruments with moving parts, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.
  • Ability to use various types of laboratory equipment; including next generation sequencing instruments, liquid handling robotics, and biosafety cabinets. Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology.
    • 3+ years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience.
    • Working knowledge of laboratory concepts and applications as well as laboratory safety and regulatory requirements.
    • Demonstrated strong user level knowledge of multiple critical instruments by articulating how an instrument and/or assay works and the root cause of instrument problems.
    • Technical proficiency in basic molecular or microbiology techniques and related equipment.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
    • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
    • Ability to work Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pmPreferred Qualifications
      • Possession of a MB (ASCP) certification or MT/MLS (ASCP) certification.
      • Experience and working knowledge of molecular laboratory techniques to include polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, library construction for NGS, and sequencing.Salary Range:$60,000.00 - $97,000.00 The annual base salary shown is for this position located in US - AZ - Phoenix on a full-time basis. In addition, this position is bonus eligible, and is eligible to receive company stock upon hire as well as annually.Exact Sciences is proud to offer an employee experience that includes paid time off (including days for vacation, holidays, volunteering, and personal time), paid leave for parents and caregivers, a retirement savings plan, wellness support, and health benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage. Learn more about our benefits .Our success relies on the experiences and perspectives of a diverse team, and Exact Sciences fosters a culture where all employees can develop personally and professionally with a sense of respect and belonging. If you require an accommodation, please contact us here . Not ready to apply? Join our talent community and stay up to date on what's new at Exact Sciences.We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. Any applicant or employee may request to view applicable portions of the company's affirmative action program.To view the Right to Work, E-Verify Employer, and Pay Transparency notices and Federal, Federal Contractor, and State employment law posters, visit our compliance hub . The documents summarize important details of the law and provide key points that you have a right to know.

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