Lab Technician I
Job Details
Temple City, CA - TEMPLE CITY, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Biotech

ABOUT FULGENT:

Fulgent is a leader in genetic and genomic clinical testing, a publicly traded company located in Los Angeles, California. We are a technology-driven company with extensive academic/clinical experience and capabilities in Next Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics. This distinction has advanced us to the forefront of the rapidly advancing genetic and genomic testing industry. 

 

Fulgent's unique chemistries and superior proprietary bioinformatics pipeline has propelled our explosive growth in recent years. We offer the most expansive set of clinical genetic tests in the world, including 22,000+ single gene tests, 900+ preset panels, rearrangement testing, clinical exome/trios, whole exome/trios, whole genome and our All-in-One reflex test. We are a CLIA and CAP accredited laboratory. Fulgent has state-of-the-art clinical, sequencing and bioinformatics tools, including the latest Illumina sequencers such as the NovaSeq.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

The Lab Technician I is responsible for performing clinical laboratory test procedures following standard operating (SOP) and quality assurance (QA) procedures under general supervision. The successful candidate will be a key contributor to a team committed to clinical sequencing and diagnostic test services.

 

KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

  • Maintain good record keeping for all testing performed as mandated by established protocols at Fulgent.
  • Follow only approved laboratory procedures for all divisions of clinical testing that the technician has received and completed training on.
  • Perform DNA extraction from various specimen types, specimen Triage, PCR, qPCR, Sanger Sequencing, and/or other molecular assays as needed.
  • Perform certain complex lab procedures under general supervision. Those complex procedures include Sanger sequencing, qPCR, RPPCR, MLPA and NGS library prep for sequencing services and BSL-2 diagnostic tests.
  • Assist with troubleshooting skills and be able to identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results. All such circumstances should immediately be brought to the attention of the lab supervisor.
  • Assist with daily routine work in the maintenance of lab cleanliness and order.
  • Assist with maintenance of stocked laboratory supplies and place orders in accordance to currently established procedures as needed.
  • Completion of all assigned training courses in a timely manner as assigned by the compliance team.
  • Maintain open and honest communication with team members to promote a healthy and productive work environment for all.
  • Full compliance with established laboratory standards for safety, privacy, and HIPAA regulations.
  • Report to the Lab Supervisor or designated Licensed Lab Technologist regarding all daily assigned duties or any issues and concerns related to job performance and safety.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

  • Have earned a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in molecular biology, genetics, or related field.
  • 1 to 4 years of experience in a clinical setting with hands-on involvement in PCR testing is required.
  • Must exhibit great work ethic and immaculate attention to detail.

 

 

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of molecular biology and/or medical genetics in a clinical setting.

 

TRAINING

  • Have completed or will complete all required new-hire training as mandated by the company’s new-hire training policies.
  • Completed and passed or will complete and pass the Fulgent color-blindness assessment conducted by the Lab supervisor or delegate personnel upon hire.

 

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

 

REPORTS TO:

  • R&D Manager

 

ENVIRONMENT:

 

Fulgent Therapeutics LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.

 

Safety and Work Environment:

  • General office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Maintains a clean, neat, and orderly work area.
  • Adheres to Department Specific Safety Guidelines.

 

Physical Demands:

•    Standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, manual manipulation, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

•    Must pass a color vision test if responsibilities require color discrimination.

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