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Genome Sciences Technologist

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
9 days ago
Job Summary:

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.The Genome Sciences Technologist performs various molecular biology techniques and procedures including library construction which are involved in the operation of a large scale, high throughput DNA mapping and DNA sequencing production facility.


1. Following established laboratory procedures, performs tasks such as colony purification of plasmid/BAC clones, RNA and DNA purification, DNA sequencing, analysis of DNA fingerprints for physical map construction, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) experiments, DNA restriction analysis, agarose gel electrophoresis, southern blot analysis and library construction.
2. Prepares solutions following standard operating procedures.
3. Maintains general lab and equipment cleanliness. Recognizes and reports malfunctions in equipment.
4. Processes patient samples according to established procedures for clinical sequencing diagnostic tests.
5. Performs other related duties as required.


Education, Training and Experience
• Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry and two (2) years' of recent related experience in a research laboratory or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Genome Sciences Centre Group Leaders and Production Coordinators.

Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of molecular biology techniques particularly DNA and RNA preparation and manipulation.
• Demonstrated ability to perform detailed procedures reproducibly and accurately.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities.
• Basic knowledge of and ability to operate personal computers.
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