Molecular Scientist I-Westborough, MA at Labcorp

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Molecular Scientist I-Westborough, MA

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Location Town of Westborough, Massachusetts Job ID 21-87106

The R&D group at Labcorp in Westborough, MA is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Scientist to join their team to support assay development for clinical testing. The selected candidate will innovate, design and execute proof-of-concept studies, provide technical expertise in assay development and perform validation studies for regulatory submission and implementation into a clinical lab. This is an exciting opportunity to join a collaborative group of scientists in the innovation and development of assays to support clinical genetic testing. This is a PhD entry level position. Open to hiring newly minted PhD graduates - no postdoctoral experience required!

Location: 3400 Computer Dr., Westborough, MA 01581

Responsibilities:

  • Design proof-of-concept studies for molecular assay design and development
  • Develop and validate complex molecular diagnostic assays with specific emphasis on NGS methods and perform critical analysis of the data and interpretation
  • Design and execute analytical verification and validation studies for regulatory submissions
  • Collaborate with bioinformaticians to develop NGS analysis pipelines for DNA and RNA sequencing data
  • Evaluate commercial products for feasibility and applicability in a clinical lab setting
  • Maintain detailed and organized documentation on all work in laboratory notebooks
  • Prepare and present study reports, summary reports at departmental meetings and project meetings
  • Train clinical personnel (technologists, supervisors, directors, QC) on assays and provide troubleshooting support including any additional experimentation and/or data re-analysis
  • Keep abreast of current literature pertinent to the project or departmental areas of interest and discuss papers in a round-table Journal Club forum among scientists with various backgrounds
  • Publish scientifically relevant data in peer reviewed journals
  • Participate and present findings at conferences
  • Participate in the development of patent applications, if applicable

Requirements

Basic Requirements:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or a related field plus 0 - 3 year's relevant work or postdoctoral experience.
  • Strong background and technical expertise in design, development and optimization of molecular assays, especially NGS-based assays and data analysis
  • Knowledge of biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • Coding skills in R, Python, Perl or other similar language
  • Strong documentation, organization and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and changing priorities in a dynamic, collaborative environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical assay development in oncology, reproductive genetics or infectious disease
  • Liquid handling automation

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M-F, 8-5
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