Clinical Laboratory Technician - San Diego, CA | Biospace
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Clinical Laboratory Technician

Ignyta Inc

San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

The Clinical Laboratory Technician will be responsible for receiving, documenting, preparing and/or processing paraffin embedded tissue specimens for routine and special procedures or testing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
•   Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling, labeling, processing, transportation and storage.
•   Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control procedures and policies and document all quality control activities.
•   Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
•   Perform instrument maintenance and calibration as required.
•   Preparation and storage of reagents.
•   Open shipping packages containing human medical specimens.
•   Accurate transcription of handwritten and printed documentation onto worksheets and into laboratory information systems.
•   Update/transcribe test results into computer laboratory information system.
•   Accurately sort and file laboratory specimens and documents for storage.
•   Section biopsy specimens on a microtome.
•   Perform microdissection of FFPE embedded human tumor specimens.
•   Isolate DNA/RNA from human solid tissue specimens.
•   Set up of molecular assays.
•   Prepare slides for FISH and/or IHC analysis.
•   May operate automated slide stainer.
•   May assist in assay development of clinical tests.
•   Perform all duties in keeping with the Company’s core values, policies, and all applicable regulations.


Minimum Requirements:
•   Bachelor’s degree in chemical, physical or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution.
•   Minimum of two (2) years of laboratory experience
•   Excellent communication/interpersonal skills/problem solving
•   Highly organized and detail oriented

•   Experience with histology desired
•   Experience with DNA/RNA isolation or other molecular techniques desired.