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Clinical Lab Technologist I

Adaptive Biotechnologies

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted November 13, 2022.

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Position Overview The Clinical Laboratory Technologist 1 position will be responsible for processing medically relevant biological samples through extraction or high throughput DNA sequencing assays.

This role will work within a team of Laboratorians in a fast-paced, high production setting to process research and clinical diagnostic samples to provide test results to patients, oncologists and other medical practitioners and researchers.

As such, high attention to detail and clinical mindedness are crucial to success in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities Scope/Impact Performs and provides general support for DNA extractions, PCR amplification or high-throughput sequencing assays on DNA libraries in accordance with standard laboratory processes and procedures.

Operate and maintain laboratory equipment such as liquid handling robotics and DNA sequencers.

Completes tasks as assigned (e.g.

routine clinical or research sample processing, validations, reagent QC runs, or special projects) accurately and following strict methodologies.

Provides guidance to entry-level staff.

Complexity Performs protocols under compliance with regulatory agencies; models appropriate clinical, regulatory and safety practices.

Makes decisions that impact quality, timeliness and effectiveness of the team.

Resolves basic problems that may involve uncommon variations of issues.

Identifies and uses factual information for problem solving and analysis.

Ensures compliance with lab regulatory agencies (GxP, FDA, ISO).

Keeps accurate and detailed records for all workflows following Good Documentation Practices.

Knowledge/Level of Expertise Demonstrates excellent clinical judgment and integrity by possessing specialized skills through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience.

Explains technical information within the team.

Demonstrates understanding of underlying scientific principles of analytical methods and provides relevant information to Supervisor or Lead Technologist to assist with troubleshooting assay or instrument issues leading to appropriate corrective actions.

Has strong communication skills to present problems or issues to Supervisor or Lead Technologist.

Handles sensitive information confidentially.

Interactions, Supervision and Discretion Exhibit clear and effective communication to facilitate effective handoff procedures.

Follows standardized laboratory processes and procedures with little instruction on daily work.

Requires general instructions on newly introduced assignments.

Uses clinical discretion to make recommendations for improving work procedures and processes to improve efficiency.

Exhibit clear and effective communication to facilitate effective handoff procedures.

Regulatory Responsibility Maintain continuing education credit requirements.

Record nonconformances for all appropriate errors.

Enter and track data in a laboratory information database (LIMS) Operate and maintain laboratory equipment such as liquid handling robotics and DNA sequencers.

Regulatory responsibilities per Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Regulatory responsibilities per Good Clinical Practices (GCP) Regulatory responsibilities per Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) Regulatory responsibilities of “Testing Personnel” for high complexity testing as defined by 42CFR493.

1495 Qualifications Required Education and Experience: Earned BS degree in a Chemical, Physical or Biological science from an accredited institution, with greater than one years of pertinent molecular laboratory experience subsequent to qualifying of which at least one years have been spent working in a clinical molecular laboratory meeting the definition of high-complexity.

OR: Earned MS degree with a major in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences and, subsequent to graduation, has had greater than one years of pertinent molecular laboratory experience of which at least one years have been spent working in a clinical molecular laboratory meeting the definition of high-complexity.

Molecular biology skills (e.g.

DNA Extraction, Purification, PCR, qPCR, next-generation DNA sequencing) and related technical knowledge Competent with laboratory automation and demonstrated laboratory best practices Experience working with human blood, tissues and/or cells as well as proper handling of biohazardous material.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate across teams and disciplines Preferred: ASCP(MB) certification Specialized knowledge and skills: Experience in a clinical, high-throughput environment is preferred.

Working knowledge of laboratory terminology, equipment and supplies.

Self-motivated and can work independently, with minimal supervision, while also working as part of a team environment in a dynamic organization.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken.

Experience with Adaptive’s Sample Prep or PCR/Sequencing technologies or Methods.

Working Conditions Job involves working in a laboratory handling human biological specimens.

Flexibility and willingness to work more than standard hours when necessary, including nights & weekends Physical Requirements Individuals are required to sit or stand for much of the workday and perform data entry into computer systems.

Interested in this position, but don’t meet all the requirements?

Adaptive is committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams across our organization.

Please consider applying even if your experience doesn’t match all the qualifications; you may be the exact candidate we’re searching for Adaptive Biotechnologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled Interview accommodations may be requested during initial interview scheduling communications.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Adaptive Biotechnologies values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners and will only accept resumes from those partners who have active agreements with Adaptive.

Adaptive Biotechnologies is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Adaptive Biotechnologies who is not a member of the Human Resources team.