Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Effort/Responsibilities Bench work (40%) Perform laboratory bench work needed for test improvement and development. Substantial planning and scheduling may be needed to align resources when and where needed as bench work is performed in this position. Perform assay validation procedures and experiments. Act as a trainer for new staff.
Design and develop new methods (40%) Improve NGS procedures at the VDL by modifying protocols to improve efficiency and quality while recognizing our lab’s specific sample types. Design studies to create new NGS procedures or evaluate existing NGS procedures, analyze results, and implement the new procedure(s). This work will sometimes be performed independently and sometimes in collaboration with the Lab Manager, Section Head, or Bioinformatician.
Quality Assurance (10%) Conduct research and development work under a quality system outlined by AAVLD guidelines. This includes; writing and maintaining forms and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for test methods, equipment use and administrative procedures; maintaining equipment by performing calibration/ verification/ preventative maintenance and maintaining records of these activities; maintaining and evaluating QC records to monitor testing processes.
Lab Maintenance (10%) Maintain laboratory environment, which includes; inventory, purchasing, attending educational meetings, performing equipment calibration, verification, and maintenance as needed.
And other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required qualifications: Advanced degree with at least 1 year relevant scientific experience/training Prior experience optimizing, developing, or validating NGS procedures
Internal Number: 337049
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