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Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - Allegheny Clinic
  • Laboratory
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

The West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) seeks a Genomics Technical Associate to process human tumor tissues and blood samples following Universal Precautions in our certified BSL2 Genomics and Precision Medicine laboratories for high-complexity, clinical diagnostic testing. Duties include: (i) macro and micro-dissection of clinical tumor samples from formalin fixed, paraffin embedded specimens for interrogation using molecular diagnostic panels (>50 genes) or exomes, (ii) extraction of DNA and RNA from small amounts of tissue and blood for utilization in both ddPCR and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) diagnostic assays, (iii) conducting manual and automated preparation of genomic libraries for analysis on NGS instruments, (iv) performing QA/QC procedures to characterize purified nucleotides and libraries using high resolution, micro-capillary electrophoresis, and (v) normalizing and loading sample batches for sequencing and processing of the genomic data for detection of non-synonymous mutations including structural rearrangements.

Must have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Molecular Biology or Genetics, or in a directly related field. Must have or be eligible for American Society of Clinical Pathology certification as a Technologist in Molecular Biology.

Must also have any experience with or knowledge of: (i)isolation of cell-free DNA from blood to develop SOPs for purification of high-quality circulating tumor DNA for processing on NGS and ddPCR instruments and (ii) genomic tools and databases including IGV, FASTQC, and EMBL.

Apply at, using keyword “ J215272 ”.

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