DNA Extraction Technician
Posted on 3/21/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Genetic testing medical care company
Company Overview
Invitae believes that good health is possible—and that genetic information has the ability to transform the way medicine is practiced, making what once seemed impossible possible, as they empower people to make decisions about their health through the power of genetics.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Biology & Biotech
  • 1+ years of hands-on experience in a molecular biology lab preferred
  • Basic laboratory skills including sample handling in a BSL-2 environment
  • Clinical laboratory experience and/or automated liquid-handler experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to work the full-time schedule, which may include weekend days or off-schedule requests when needed
  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory studies or equivalent science related studies
  • Under the supervision of the General Supervisor and CLSs, the DNA Extraction Technician will prepare specimens and reagents for DNA/RNA extraction and process specimens using automated liquid-handling systems in accordance with the laboratory's standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Process multiple specimen types (blood, saliva, buccal swab, plasma, etc) utilizing gDNA, cfDNA, and RNA extraction procedures
  • Safely handle already-processed specimens according to SOPs for storage, retesting, troubleshooting, and discarding
  • Maintain strict standards of quality and safety
  • Identify any issues that may adversely affect the quality of test results and reporting these to appropriate representatives to ensure prompt resolution
  • Assist in general cleaning and upkeep of laboratory
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and inventory
  • Review standard operating procedures (SOPs) and provide input as assigned
  • Assist with quality control and quality assurance activities
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instruments according to SOPs
  • Participate in continuing education
  • Other duties as assigned