Clinical Genomics Technologist I
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Halifax, NS, CA, B3K 6R8 CA
6d ago

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Clinical Genomics, the Clinical Genomics Technologist I provides lab services for diagnostic purposes to support clinical care as well as academic and research needs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • PCR (including RT-PCR and fluorescent PCR)
  • Sequencing, MLPA, RAD, Microarray, and NGS analysis
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Problem-solves at a basic, operational level using an analytical approach
  • Cytogenetic specimen set up, tissue culture and harvest
  • Operates and maintains common laboratory equipment / instruments
  • QA / QC procedures and documentation
  • Performs duties in compliance with established operational policies, procedures and protocols and in accordance with safety guidelines and legislation pertaining to health care (i.
  • e. WHMIS, TDG, OHS, waste management)

    Hours of Work

    Monday Friday; 7.5 hrs / day; Weekend and call back as required.

    Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in, or graduate of, a recognized Clinical Genetics Technology program required.
  • Experience in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and / or Microarray techniques preferred.
  • Valid Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technology (NSCMLT) license or eligibility required.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving, organizational, time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a collaborative team environment
  • Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to technical expertise and professional development.
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