NGS Laboratory Technologist at Invitae
Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve! We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life!Position summary:
Executes test methods to evaluate quality, functionality and stability of raw materials, in-process materials and finished products to ensure that they are in compliance with specifications for use in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) applications for In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD). Tracks and identifies trends in QC data and recommends corrective actions when necessary. Assists in method transfer, method validation and method troubleshooting activities. Conducts out-of-specification (OOS)/out-of-trend (OOT) investigations as needed. Lead and support process improvement projects within all QC laboratories ensuring harmonization between the three labs. This position reports to the QC Supervisor, IVD.Responsibilities:
- Execution of work instructions for testing raw materials, in-process materials/sub-assemblies, and top-level IVD materials to determine compliance to specifications
- Execution of method validation and stability testing protocols
- Troubleshooting and critical analysis of data, equipment, and instrumentation ensuring compliance with standards and specifications
- Generation and peer review of data reports
- Drafting and updating standard operating procedures (SOP) and work instructions (WI)
- Maintenance of laboratory material stocks and initiation of re-orders
- Maintenance of laboratory equipment and instrumentation
- Identification of non-conforming material and subsequent report initiation and generation (OOS/OOT investigation)
- This position may cross-train in the RUO (Research Use Only) and PCM (Personal Cancer Monitoring) QC laboratories
- Upkeep of personal training and associated records
- Adherence to safety and quality laboratory standards
- Review, understanding, and compliance with company HIPAA Security policies and procedures.
- Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by company for purposes of personalized molecular pathology.
- 2+ years of experience in a clinical or GMP laboratory setting
- Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field required
- Experience utilizing general laboratory equipment, such as micro-pipettes, qPCR instrumentation, thermal cyclers, BioAnalyzers, and Sequencers
- Experience with next-generation sequencing and Illumina instrumentation preferred
- Drive and determination
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
- Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects and maintain strong relationships within all parts of the company
- Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed to meet critical business needs
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Self-directed: needs little explicit direction
- Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward.
In Colorado, our competitive compensation package includes a base salary starting Fromm $59,500.In determining the final salary offered we will evaluate a specific candidate geographic location, education, skills and experience.
Invitae offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k, and a broad range of other benefits, outlined below:
- Health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and basic life insurance coverage
- Paid time off, holiday pay, parental leave, and other health and wellness supports
At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.