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DNA Extraction Technician
Posted on 5/9/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
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  • 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
Invitae is a medical genetics company.
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Invitae is a medical genetics company.