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Latitude, Inc. Lab tech with CLIA exp. in Hampden, Maryland

Molecular Lab Technician ? Next-Generation Sequencing

Job Description

We are looking for a Top Quality Molecular Lab Technician with excellent lab skills and great attention to detail.

As a key member, the successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Scientific Officer. He/she will perform routine molecular biology and next-generation sequencing procedures following Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with regulatory guidelines.


Perform routine molecular biology lab duties such as DNA extraction, PCR and all associated sample prep for next-generation sequencing.

Perform and document all specimen test procedures with accuracy, consistency, and timeliness in accordance with laboratory SOPs and regulatory guidelines.

Assist with the generation and updating of laboratory SOPs.

Perform basic lab maintenance tasks such as ordering laboratory reagents, oligonucleotides, and other lab supplies, and keeping detailed lab records.

Maintain, troubleshoot and perform day-to-day work on next-generation sequencing equipment (e.g., Illumina MiSeq).

Required Skills

Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and other relevant regulatory agency standards such as CLIA.

Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.

Proficiency with basic laboratory calculations, such as dilutions and weights. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, and clients. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and critical problem-solving abilities.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and company clients. Previous experience with next-generation sequencing would be an advantage.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master?s or Bachelor?s degree in a relevant chemical, physical or biological field.

  • 2 years? wet lab experience performing molecular biology procedures.