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Senior Research Technologist

Westborough, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The Integrated Genetics Division in Westborough is seeking a Senior Research Technologist to join their team! The Senior Research Associate is responsible for supporting user acceptance testing (UAT) for a new LIMS system and test validations. Responsible for troubleshooting assays and training lab and clinical staff. Understanding lab processes as well as testing methodologies is key to this role.

The schedule for this position will be: Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p

  • Perform complex molecular-based procedures with a high degree of quality and in accordance to established protocols
  • Participate in verification and validation studies for process improvements, new equipment, and new technology transfer
  • Develop and execute thorough IT test cases to ensure the accurate development and UAT of complex IT lab and reporting systems from a business and functional perspective.
  • Participate in the training of other Technologists, Genetic Counselors and Directors
  • Ensure all related documentation is complete and accurate and ready for approval by supervisor
  • Alert supervisor immediately to any concerns/questions regarding sample and assay quality or integrity
  • Ensure that technologists adhere to SOPs when performing all tasks
  • Ensure that all specimens are tested and repeated in a timely and accurate manner
  • Participate in troubleshooting assay and equipment issues
  • Participate in scheduling and workflow management
  • Participate in test launch and post launch activities.
  • Maintain positive working relationships and effective communication within and across teams.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or other related Life Science degree
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant lab experience (Lab experience can be in any setting: research, academia, or clinical lab) preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of clinical diagnostics laboratory experience required at Technologist level
  • Understanding of molecular genetics highly preferred
  • Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail with an understanding of laboratory practices

1st Shift (Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p)
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