NGS Lab Technician, PathoQuest, Inc.

Employer
PathoQuest
Location
Wayne, PA
Posted
May 11, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

NGS Lab Technician, PathoQuest, Inc.

PathoQuest SAS, a spin-out of Institut Pasteur, offers a wide range of innovative next generation sequencing (NGS)-based solutions to the biotech and biopharma industries with a goal to assure the safety and rapid commercialization of biologics. With a focus on rapidly advancing cell and gene therapies and viral vaccine safety, and to further expand our capabilities and strengthen our strategic partnership with Charles Rivers Laboratories (a leading provider of preclinical/clinical laboratory services for the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries), PathoQuest SAS, based in Paris France, has recently established a state-of-the-art US subsidiary, PathoQuest Inc., in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. We are currently looking to hire experienced Lab Technicians with strong NGS experience to support our growing US-based activities.

Responsibilities:

Utilize molecular-biology skills and experience to execute custom NGS-based workflows to meet our customer's needs

Perform and document test procedures with accuracy, consistency, and timeliness in accordance with all laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulations (cGMP/GLP)

Perform quality control (QC)-related tasks associated with sequencing operations

Operate and maintain equipment specific to NGS-related workflows, including automation

Draft/revise SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation

ldentify areas for process improvement. Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols, processes and equipment.

Support laboratory operations including inventory management, solution preparation, and standard laboratory tasks

Contribute to special projects as needed

Contribute to ongoing process improvement initiatives

Qualifications and Skills

Experience and Education

BS/BA in biology or a related scientific field with a minimum of 3 years of experience, or an AA degree with 5 or more years of relevant experience

Strong basic laboratory and molecular biology skills and knowledge, with solid working experience with PCR and NGS-related techniques

Working knowledge of current Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) & Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Required Skills and Qualifications

Ability to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment both independently and as part of a team

Demonstrated working knowledge of/compliance to laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices

Proven proficiency with molecular biology-related practices, techniques, equipment including automation, materials, and mathematical calculations, specifically those related to NGS-based workflows. Experience with multiple NGS platforms is highly desired.

Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Excellent oral and written communication, and critical problem-solving and time management skills

Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States

Candidates must reside in the Philadelphia metro area. No relocation package is available.

Partial List of Benefits:

Company subsidized healthcare insurance with flexible spending account (FSA)

401(k) retirement savings account with company match

Paid Time Off (PTO) and work-related incentive programs