Baltimore, Maryland

Lead Molecular Lab Specialist

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior

Industry

Biotech/Pharma

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

Research/Science/Healthcare

We are seeking an experienced Lead Molecular Lab Specialist. The successful candidate will work closely with Laboratory Operations management to schedule and perform routine molecular biology and next-generation sequencing procedures following Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with regulatory guidelines.

Skills Needed

  • Molecular Biology
  • CLIA Certified Lab
  • Sample Preparation
  • Laboratory Coordination
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Responsibilities

  • Planning, scheduling and execution of laboratory work in order to meet established deadlines and priorities as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Provide daily guidance and oversight to the lab team to meet processing expectations.
  • Assist in capacity modeling, process improvement and sample-throughput planning.
  • Perform routine molecular biology lab duties such as DNA extraction, PCR and all associated sample prep for next- generation sequencing.
  • Perform and document all specimen test procedures with accuracy, consistency and timeliness in accordance with laboratory SOPs and regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist with the generation and updating of laboratory SOPs.
  • Perform basic lab maintenance tasks such as ordering laboratory reagents, oligonucleotides and other lab supplies, and keeping detailed lab records.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and perform day-to-day work on next-generation sequencing equipment (e.g., Illumina, MiSeq).

Qualifications

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant chemical, physical or biological field.
  • 4+ years of wet lab experience performing molecular biology procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and other relevant 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.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage several tasks at once.
  • Experience creating and managing laboratory scheduling and workloads.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and critical problem-solving abilities.
  • Previous experience with next-generation sequencing would be an advantage.
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