NGS Laboratory Technologist (Weekend/Part Time) – Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory

USA-NY-New York
3 months ago
Requisition ID
Allied Health - Pathology

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Diagnostic Molecular Pathology (DMP) Lab located at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is expanding and seeking a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Molecular Laboratory Technologist for part-time, weekend work. 


As an NGS Technologist you will:

  • Perform and maintain competency in complex Next Generation Sequencing assays/tasks according to established operational procedures under supervision
  • Perform genetic and molecular biology laboratory procedures involving traditional techniques such as PCR, isolation of DNA and RNA from tumor specimens, DNA Fragment Analysis, DNA sequencing, RT-PCR, Real-Time PCR, and other molecular techniquesOperate and maintain laboratory automation equipment per established operating procedures
  • Operate equipment carefully and according to procedures
  • Perform necessary equipment checks, performance testing, preventive maintenance, and quality control on equipment per laboratory guidelines, as assigned
  • Assure equipment and instruments meet performance standards
  • Maintain QC related documents
    Assure the accuracy of all tests performed by adhering to the laboratory’s Quality Control Standard Operating Procedures.
    Maintain complete documentation for assay tracking and results for review/reporting
    Participate in the Proficiency Testing Program as assigned
  • Complete the performance of proficiency testing in assigned laboratory sections
  • Review all test requests thoroughly for errors, omissions, clarity, and potential problems
    Verifiy patient identification at all steps of every procedure and maintain complete accuracy
  • Follow unidirectional flow of specimen handling to avoid contamination
  • Notify supervisor of discrepancies and records corrective action taken
  • Help maintain commonly used equipment and resolve minor equipment problems. Troubleshoot instrument related issues as they occur


You Need:

  • BS in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related field with experience working in a Cytogenetics laboratory.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License Required, or ASCP Certification, eligible for NYS Technologist License
  • Experience in next-generation sequencing library preparation and sample quality control.
  • Proficient in using, and able to maintain highly complex laboratory equipment like Automated library preparation instruments, various Next Generation Sequencing equipment and quality control instrumentation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently are essential
  • Ability to multitask, along with an orientation toward teamwork and leadership
  • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills


Hours: Weekends (Part-Time) #LI-GS1



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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