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Lab Operations – India

Research Associate

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Job Purpose

Performs professional technical, administrative, and managerial research work. Use computers , laboratory and technical equipment to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research experiments and results. Summarize results for inclusion in scientific and clientele oriented publications.

Job Duties

  • Sample Receiving from customer support and further management of the sample
  • DNA extraction protocols and sample QC
  • Library preparation for Next Generation Sequencing
  • Strictly abiding to good Lab practices and good team work
  • Maintain meticulous record of laboratory work,
  • Assisting in all sample prep and NGS lab operations
  • Ensuring adequate control points and quality checks
  • Handling techniques like Microarray, NIPT etc
  • Handling cytogenetics processes such as slide preparation, microscopy, computer image analysis, karyotyping, culturing, harvesting procedures and result reporting
  • Keeping accurate records, documentation and being actively involved in NABL and CAP/CLIA accreditation
  • Assisting in procurement and setting up all laboratory equipment
  • Updating the laboratory work in LIMS in compliance to Company policies
  • Ready to work in a shift system
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by the reporting manager or management
  • Reporting to: Associate Scientist / Sr Research Associate, Location: MedGenome Bangalore office

Functional/Technical Skills

  • Work Experience – 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of reference laboratory business, diagnostic tests and processes
  • The ability to work across teams and functions effectively

Educational Qualification

  • BSc with DMLT or an MSc from any stream of life Science from a recognised University
  • BSc with DMLT should have a minimum of 1 to 2 years experience and OR MSc with 2 years experience in a diagnostic lab

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