Cambridge, MA

Laboratory Specialist, Operations

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior

Industry

Biotech/Pharma

Employment Type

Full-time

We are seeking excellent Laboratory Specialists for our growing Operations team in a cutting-edge clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory. Successful candidates will work closely with Laboratory Operations management to schedule and perform a variety of molecular biology and next-generation sequencing procedures. Lab Specialists will have a keen eye for process improvement and troubleshooting while following Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). They will also collaborate with other scientists and management to perform clinical laboratory testing meeting excellent quality standards.

Responsibilities

  • Perform testing of laboratory developed tests and IVD kits according to established SOPs including Whole blood separation, DNA isolation & quantification, NGS sample prep and sequencing, and immunoassays
  • Responsible to follow the clinical laboratories’ procedures for handling and processing of specimens and proficiency testing materials
  • Ensure testing meets cost, turnaround time, quality and other critical product performance metrics required to deliver the best results and experience to our customers
  • Performs routine maintenance, calibrations and troubleshooting on equipment, in addition to quality control testing for select reagents
  • Flexibility to cover testing personnel scheduling gaps as needed
  • Maintain records of quality control, maintenance and relevant testing data for assigned workstations according to Thrive’s laboratory and document control policies

Qualifications

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant chemical, physical, or biological field from an accredited college or university
  • 4 years of experience in clinical laboratories, high-complexity laboratory developed tests preferred
  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and other relevant Federal and State regulatory agency standards such as CLIA
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling
  • Proficiency with basic laboratory calculations, such as dilutions and weights
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and critical problem-solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and adapt rapidly to changing priorities and tasks
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