The Laboratory Coordinator will perform a variety of tasks including paraffin slide processing as well as molecular techniques. Predominate responsibility will be processing paraffin-embedded slides in preparation for DNA/RNA extraction. Under the direct supervision of a Pathologist, will dissect tumor tissue identified by the Pathologist. Organize and prioritize case work flow according to clinical urgency in coordination with the Laboratory Supervisor. Prepare solutions, stains, and reagents in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Maintain Accurate laboratory records and monitor supply inventory. Assist in data collection and analysis as well as following quality control procedures for all laboratory tasks. Perform other duties as determined by the Laboratory Supervisor. These duties can include any other technical function in the laboratory, following training and competency assessment.
80%- Process FFPE slides for DNA/RNA extraction.
5%- Maintain accurate laboratory records according to laboratory SOPS.
5%- Maintain laboratory equipment, supplies, and quality control log sheets of laboratory procedures.
5%- Perform routine clinical laboratory assays as assigned.
5%- Perform and assist with other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory.
Requires a Bachelor's degree plus two years of related experience or equivalent in education, training, and experience.
Background in histology, cytotechnology, and/or tissue morphology is a plus. Knowledge of regulatory requirements under CAP and NYS-DOH preferred.
Must be authorized or licensed to practice as Clinical Laboratory Technologist or eligible to apply for NYS-DOH licensure.
Must possess a theoretical understanding of clinical genetics and other laboratory techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and NGS. Strong communication skills both written and oral are required.
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