*Lab Automation Specialist (FT, 40 hours, On-site)

BioReference Labs
Gaithersburg, MD
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Company OverviewGeneDx is a rapidly growing CAP and CLIA certified diagnostic genetic testing laboratory for molecular genetics. Our historic mission has been to make clinical diagnostic testing available for people with genetic conditions and their families. We apply cutting edge technologies that provide a wide array of molecular genetic diagnostic tests, including whole exome sequencing and next-generation sequencing panels. We specialize in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders, but also test for common disorders. To learn more about GeneDx, please visit our website at www.genedx.com.Job DescriptionGeneDx is a patient-centric health information company committed to revolutionizing healthcare and changing lives by unlocking the answers from within. With more than 20 years of expertise in diagnosing rare disorders and diseases, we have pioneered panels, exome and whole genome sequencing and have developed a proprietary genomic interpretation and information services platform in support of healthcare partners and patients globally. We create, follow, and are informed by cutting-edge science and technology. With one of the most sophisticated datasets of genomic information, we are able to identify new disease-causing genes, advancing the field of medicine through the detection, discovery, and diagnosis of genetic diseases.PurposeWe operate with conviction that what is best for our customers (patients, their families and the clinicians, payers and partners who serve them) must be embedded in every aspect of our work. At GeneDx we believe:genomic information has broad utility and every person should have access to their genome delivered expertly, ethically and responsibly to guide health decisions throughout life;the transition from hypothesis-based to genome-guided healthcare will improve outcomes for patients and the healthcare system that benefit society as a whole;genomics will radically transform therapeutic development, bringing better therapies to patients, faster; andpatients should control and have the ability to direct the use of their genomic information to benefit both themselves and advance scientific understanding that helps others.In support of these beliefs, we value:Equitability: the right of all to have access to information that can improve their health and are committed to closing gaps in health disparities;Simplicity: Healthcare is complicated. Genetic information is complex. Our job is to make it as simple as possible to access an answer that improves health outcomes. We value the understanding simplicity creates; Transparency: paramount to our success is transparency and accountability for ourselves and our partners to safeguard the confidence and trust of our patients, customers, partners and shareholders. Through this value system we aim to revolutionize healthcare and change lives by unlocking the answers from within; bringing better health from genomics to patients around the world. GeneDx is seeking a Laboratory Automation Specialist (FT, 40 hours, On-site)Role:This position works with robotics and automation systems in our DNA sequencing labs.Essential Duties include:Write automation programs by interpreting requirements as designatedAuthor preliminary SOPs and generate application-specific technical training content for process transfer to a clinical laboratoryTroubleshoot technical issues that arise in a clinical production environmentWork with vendors to facilitate instrument installation, maintenance, and performance monitoringAssist lab personnel in developing contingency plans for implementation during instrument downtimeProvide basic software and hardware training to end usersAid in validation efforts of newly developed workflowsQualifications include:BS degree in Biology/Biochemistry/Genetics/Engineering/CompSciExperience with computer programming, IT, and willingness to learn techniques for automating molecular biology laboratory applicationsTechnically competent and personable with a diverse group of scientistsStrong analytical, problem solving, and communication skillsFamiliarity with laboratory techniques in biochemistry and molecular biologyExperience with laboratory automation, methods development, programming, and genomics3+ year of experience programming a Hamilton STAR, Tecan Fluent, Caliper Zephyr/Sciclone, Opentron, or similar for molecular biologyExperience with NGS sample prep, Sanger sequencing, or Microarray workflows is preferredEssential on-site and Customer-facing employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination; medical or religious exemptions considered.Benefits include:Paid Time Off (PTO)Health, dental, vision, life insuranceLT/ST disability plansFlexible Spending Account (FSA)401K retirement savings plan with company matchEmployee DiscountsVoluntary BenefitsBusiness Casual Dress CodeGeneDx is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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