• Technologist I, Molecular Diagnostics

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/25/2018 12:30 PM)
    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 28th 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 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. 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.  




    As aTechnologist 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.
    • 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.


    • 37.5 hours per week. 
    • 2pm to 10pm, Tuesday to Saturday.


    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.  


    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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