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Molecular Lab Technician

Kalamazoo, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Company: Genemarkers is a contract testing lab located in Kalamazoo, MI. The company has an R&D division that provides genomics testing services to research sponsors in the personal care, biotech and clinical research industries. The company offers COVID-19 and PGX testing to health care providers through its CLIA certified division.

Position Summary: Work as part of a team to perform high complexity molecular techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and data analysis and interpretation. Assist with the validation of new applications in the laboratory. The ideal candidate will be able to recognize the clinical significance of each test performed, maintain the confidential and sensitive nature of patient information and results, and report results within established time frames, assuring that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.


  • Independently and accurately perform routine and complex molecular testing, including DNA/RNA extraction and PCR. One (1) year real time PCR experience in a clinical laboratory setting; two years or more preferred.
  • Maintain a professional level knowledge of molecular biology and diagnostics to properly analyze and review molecular testing, in the context of normal and abnormal or atypical findings.
  • Perform molecular testing for clinical samples according to SOP's and CLIA/CAP regulations
  • Perform cell culture and cell-based assays, for protein and cytotoxicity analyses
  • Recognize and document experimental deviations/irregularities. Investigate irregular results to identify root cause(s) and document any corrective action(s)
  • Draft project reports for review and approval by laboratory management
  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and troubleshoot equipment problems as necessary
  • Excellent pipetting skills (single and multi-pipette) and experience in a high-volume clinical laboratory environment
  • Performs initial and final review/analysis of test results and patient reports
  • Assist in resolution of technical problems in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures
  • Record, compile and maintain records according to laboratory policies to ensure state and federal regulations are upheld for all reagents, procedures, and equipment used in the testing process
  • Assist in the development, evaluation, and implementation of new procedures and protocols
  • Assist with general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records
  • Operate, calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot equipment. Notify Lab Management when complex problems occur.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or BS) or higher
  • At least 1 year hands-on experience with molecular biology methods including nucleic acid isolation, quantitative PCR; NGS experience a plus
  • In vitro cell culture experience
  • Ability to perform repetitive activities
  • Ability to operate PC, Microsoft Office data analysis software, lab information systems
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail, documentation skills and efficient time management
  • Ability to work independently and as a team

Working Conditions

    • Exposed to laboratory environment including potential exposure to toxic chemicals, carcinogenic chemicals, biohazards and blood-borne and respiratory pathogens'

Waiting period may apply



Kalamazoo, MI
49007 USA



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