Genomics Technician - Molecular Lab - Days

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(5/15/2024 9:40 AM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code

Job Description

Join a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as a Genomics Technician in the Molecular Lab. The Genomics Technician performs conducts a wide variety of molecular procedures to detect inherited diseases and support pharmacogenomic treatment protocols.  Responsible for quality control, instrument maintenance, and method development to support a broad menu of tests to support targeted treatment modalities and monitor the patient’s prognosis.


**Up to a $1,500 Sign-On Bonus Available**


Job Summary 


Perform pre-analytic molecular diagnostics or cytogenetics procedures including receiving, accessioning, and preparing specimens for clinical testing. Isolates DNA on a wide variety of specimen types and/or performs tissue culture procedures. Assists in equipment maintenance, QC procedures, maintaining laboratory databases, filing, ordering supplies and other supportive technical and clerical duties. May perform some kit based molecular assays or additional cytogenetics procedures as assigned.


Essential Job Functions 

  • Receives and accessions specimens on fresh, archived, and outreach specimens.
  • Performs specialized testing for both patients and potential transplant donors including genomic sequencing, tissue typing and crossmatching.
  • Resolves issues in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates specimens for acceptability.
  • Isolates DNA from various specimen types or performs tissue culture including set-up, feeding, and harvesting.
  • Follows procedures to assure patient safety, prevent contamination, and achieve high quality results.
  • Performs clerical duties including filing, ordering supplies, preparing statistics and other activities as assigned.
  • Practices the proficient and safe use of all equipment necessary for the completion of all duties and responsibilities by following all maintenance, safety and quality controls policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains adequate stock of reagents, standards, and control materials for the performance of testing at assigned workstation and notifies supervisor of any shortages or problems.
  • Supports staff, chief technologist, and medical directors as assigned.
  • Communicates any pertinent information or problems with laboratory staff and supervisors in a respectful and proactive manner.


Required Qualifications 

  • Must satisfy CLIA’88 qualification requirements for testing personnel performing high complexity testing.
  • Associates degree in medical technology required
  • No previous clinical lab experience required
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications 

  •  Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university preferred.


Position Details 

    • Job Type/FTE:  Fulltime (1.0)
    • Shift: Days (8:00am-4:30pm), Monday - Friday 
    • Unit/Department: Molecular Lab 
    • CBA Code: Non-Union


Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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