Laboratory Scientist

The laboratory scientist is a member of the Laboratory Operations team responsible for performing routine and specialised methods such as nucleic acid extractions, PCR, Sequencing and Genotyping. The Genuity Science laboratory is a high throughput, CAP accredited and LIMS-controlled production environment.

The laboratory scientist is a member of the Laboratory Operations team responsible for performing routine and specialised methods such as nucleic acid extractions, PCR, Sequencing and Genotyping. The Genuity Science laboratory is a high throughput, CAP accredited and LIMS-controlled production environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform and supervise a variety of laboratory workflows using both routine and specialised techniques and methods in some of the following areas:
    • DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, qPCR, microarray platforms for genotyping and methylation analysis and next generation sequencing technologies.
  • Comply with all applicable clinical laboratory standards, protocols, and requirements.
  • Manage daily workload through the laboratory information system.
  • Review of QC Data as part of day-to-day operations, procedures and specifications.
  • Identify deviations from QC methods and implement method improvements.
  • Maintain records to demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies such as:
    • document all quality control activities, develop and author documentation for new and current procedures, record instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Participates in laboratory cross training programmes.
  • Ensure adequate stock control of reagents and consumables within the laboratory.
  • Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established levels of performance.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Identify safety measures within the laboratory and comply with all safety and infection control standards.
  • Completion of all required records associated with quality system compliance in a timely manner.
  • Participation in and where requested, performance of audits.
  • Attendance at meetings, as requested by laboratory management.
  • Ensuring the use of Q-Pulse, where required, during daily operations.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of corporate and laboratory data and information.
  • Have an understanding of data privacy regulations and their importance to laboratory generated data.
  • Adherence with human resources policies and procedures and participation in staff review programmes within the organisation.
  • Compliance with the requirements of CAP, ISO17025 and applicable INAB mandatory documentation.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • BSc/MSc degree in Biological Science or equivalent.
  • Relevant experience (>3 years) in Molecular Biology and/or Genetics laboratories working in clinical, industrial or academic environments.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (QMS) desirable.

Accountability

The Laboratory Scientist is accountable to the Senior Laboratory Scientist.

 

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Improving Lives Through Genomics

At Genuity Science, our mission depends on the shared commitment of our people, dedicated to helping us create a new reality for the future of health.

We serve the world’s leading life sciences companies including biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies and medical research centers. Our partners all use insights from genomic data to improve health. Our capabilities include providing access to population-scale patient cohorts for research, next generation sequencing (NGS) labs globally, and a team of the world’s leading genomic analysis and A.I. experts and technologies for organizing, mining and sharing genomic and disease biology data.

Employee Benefits include:

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Stock Options
  • Generous Holiday Policy
  • Income Protection
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Commuter Saver Scheme
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Office Shower Access