Job Opportunity: Genomics Research Associate, Insight Genetics, Nashville

Kate Stuart
June 23, 2015

Insight Genetics is dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients through the design, development, and deployment of molecular diagnostic assays. The Research Associate: Genomics is an entry level position that conducts and organizes daily activities in the laboratory.  The individual gains experience in a variety of laboratory procedures using established methods and techniques within the company to support multiple projects. The Research Associate should be competent to perform analysis and interpretation of data for presentation to scientific staff. The Research Associate will also be responsible for the following activities upon completion of orientation and training:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within molecular diagnostics.
  • Contribute both hands-on and troubleshooting intelligence to multiple projects across all stages of development.
  • Gain GLP, GCP, GCLP certification
  • Provide evidence of skills including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), optimization of qPCR designs, RT-PCR, Sanger sequencing, and other molecular profiling techniques for use in testing tissue provided by pathology laboratories.
  •  Demonstrate proficiency in processing nucleic acid for sequencing procedures, especially Next Generation

      Sequencing.

  • Demonstrate competence with automation in the processing of nucleic acid for downstream molecular techniques.
  • Capable of utilizing standard bioinformatics packages for sequencing analysis. ​

 

REQUIRED/PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

 

Education                      

 

Licensure/

Credentials

Required: B.S. or M.S. in a life science/technical area.

Preferred: Focus in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Genomics.

 

Required:  N/A

Preferred: National ASCP certification in Molecular Biology, Tennessee State License.

Experience

Required:  Experience in molecular biology while pursuing degree.

Preferred: 1-3 years’ experience in a molecular biology laboratory setting.

Special

Knowledge/

Skills

Required:  N/A

Preferred: Knowledge involving Next Generation Sequencing techniques in the laboratory.

 

Contact Kasey Lawrence klawrence@insightgenetics.com with interest.