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If you’re looking to help save lives and contribute to the mission of one of the nation’s most respected humanitarian organizations, consider a career in biomedical services at the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross employee, you’ll have opportunities to grow your career and be recognized and rewarded for your efforts. Most importantly, you’ll work alongside dedicated individuals like yourself who live the values of our organization every day.
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As a Molecular Technologist III, you’ll be responsible for the performance of high-complexity genotyping and associated tasks in a busy CLIA-licensed, AABB-accredited molecular testing laboratory. You’ll also be responsible for patient and blood donor testing, manual and automated DNA extraction and FDA approved tests as well as lab-developed tests. Testing platforms include single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels involving end-point detection of SSP-PCR, bead-based extension reactions, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and Sanger sequence analysis of genomic and cDNA. Additional duties include interpretation of results and patient report generation, preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment, qualification of reagents and training and assessing technical staff in local procedures.
Responsible for the molecular testing in the laboratory and ensures the testing is of the highest quality
Maintaining day-to-day activities and organization of the laboratory
Contributing to the organization of processes, purchasing, inventory and maintenance of laboratory reagents
Performing extraction of high quality DNA and RNA from blood samples or other bodily fluids
Designing primer pairs for blood group antigens and performs RFLP analysis using appropriate software
Organizing and managing primer pairs for proper dilution, storage and inventory
Developing and performing PCR, AS-PCR, PCR-RFLP test methods. Conducting preliminary research and troubleshooting of molecular methods
Performing DNA gel electrophoresis
Interpreting PCR, AS-PCR and PCR-RFLP typing results. Assigning alleles/allele codes
Performing RNA isolation and cDNA synthesis and cloning
Aiding in development of and performing high-throughput automated DNA extraction and allele testing
Drafting reports of testing for supervisor and director review
Cloning genes and analyzing sequences
With supervisor input, directing training and documentation of new staff in molecular techniques
Aiding in preparation and management of all reagents (including QC) used in testing. Ensuring adequate inventory of reagents and supplies
Performing and maintaining records of reagent and equipment QC
Master of Science (MS) in biology or related field with four years of molecular genetics laboratory experience or equivalent required. OR Bachelor's degree (BS) in biology or related field with six years of molecular genetics laboratory experience or equivalent required
Must have a superior knowledge of molecular genetics and operation of equipment used in the laboratory
Must have a good knowledge of red cell and platelet systems
Must have a good working knowledge of PCs and applicable software programs
Must have a comprehensive knowledge of regulatory issues related to laboratory work performance
Must have problem solving skills for technical and personnel issues
Must have demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
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The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: Molecular III
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