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Application Scientist
Wed-Sat, Evenings
Updated on 1/31/2023
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • A minimum Bachelor's Degree is required
  • Strong background in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics
  • 5+ years of relevant, practical molecular/NGS laboratory experience required
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience with qPCR, NGS, and automated liquid handlers
  • Experience with data analysis and statistical analysis
  • Able to develop in-depth technical-related troubleshooting skills; exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • Good written and verbal communication in English, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Highly organized and systematic, superb attention to detail, and ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy
  • Willingness to accommodate flexible schedules as needed
  • Working hours in our Chicago lab location. Wed-Fri 2pm to 12:30am, Sat 10am to 8pm
  • Provide primary scientific, technical, and application support for the clinical next-generation sequencing (NGS) laboratory
  • Assist with troubleshooting and deliver exceptional technical support
  • Diagnose mechanical, hardware, software, and system failure, using advanced knowledge, experience, and skills
  • Maintain expert-level knowledge of all procedures in the NGS laboratory
  • Provide additional application training to Clinical Molecular Technologists and other laboratory staff
  • Classification and categorization of laboratory incidents
  • Provide management with updates on application support, key metrics, issues, and risks
  • Provide analyses, feedback, and recommendations regarding assay and equipment performance
  • Investigate non-conformances through RCA and DMAIC, perform/recommend corrective and preventive actions
  • Identify applications that are error-prone and research innovative approaches for practical prevention
  • Liaise with Quality Assurance, Process Engineering, Automation, and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) departments as a technical applications expert

1,001-5,000 employees

Data-driven precision medicine
Company Overview
Tempus is on a mission to provide the necessary tools to usher in an era of precision medicine. The company has built the world's largest library of clinical and molecular data and an operating system to make that information accessible and useful for patients, physicians, and researchers.