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Biomedical Technician- Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core

Employer
Cedars-Sinai
Location
Beverly Hills, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Sep 2024

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Discipline
Health Science
Job Type
Researcher
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Hospital
Job Description

The Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core is looking for a Biomedical Technician to join the team!

The Cedars-Sinai Applied Genomics, Computation, and Translational Core (AGCT Core) is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art genomics facility offering data generation and interpretation for basic science and translational research in next-generation sequencing technologies, including single cell omics, spatial transcriptomics, and bulk cell omics. We specialize in single cell omics and spatial transcriptomics via the 10x Genomics, Parse Biosciences, Mission Bio, and NanoString platforms. Our R&D team offers sample preparation for single cell assays, such as nuclei isolation from frozen tissue or single cell isolation from fresh tissue dissociation. The AGCT Core also offers comprehensive services for standard bulk cell sequencing in genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, and metagenomics. To learn more please visit Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core | Cedars-Sinai.

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

The Genomics Core Biomedical Technician participates in wet- and dry- laboratory projects and may execute tasks requiring compliance with all Federal and State accrediting agency requirements and/or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Responsible for assigned wet lab work, lab maintenance, and writing and recording controlled documents. Performs all activities strictly according to SOPs, with accurate documentation, and may assist quality control team with required activities. Installs and maintains laboratory equipment to ensure proper functioning of devices. Assists in addressing complex issues and troubleshooting.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs a variety of project-specific process development tasks for multiple clients following standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintains good documentation in laboratory notebooks, data record/transfer, SOPs, and batch records.
  • Drafts standard operating procedures and maintains computer database.
  • Verifies samples received, logs samples into systems, and may transport to appropriate environment within the facility for storage following SOPs.
  • Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.
  • Maintains lab equipment and related records.
  • Prepares cGMP production room, maintains material inventories, and places orders for equipment and supplies.
  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery.
  • Ensures all activities comply with regulatory guidelines and safety standards, as appropriate.

Department-Specific Responsibilities:
  • Perform manual library preparation for bulk cell, single cell, and spatial genomics.
  • Understand and perform all aspects of NGS library sequencing, including library QC analysis, checking index overlap, determining sequencer loading concentration, determining sequencing run parameters, and determining reads needed.
  • Consult with technical support on library preparation or sequencing run performance issues.
  • Understand the chemistry of all NGS assays performed in the Core.
  • Troubleshoot library preparation, sequencing, and equipment issues.
  • Work closely with and guide RA I on performing and analyzing sample and library quantification and QC, and automated library preparation for service requests.
  • Perform sample preparation for single cell assays.
  • Perform and analyze NanoDrop quantification, Qubit quantification, Bioanalyzer QC, and TapeStation QC.
  • Perform Illumina Sequencing by Synthesis sequencing, and understand and analyze sequencing run metrics.
  • Perform DNA/RNA isolation from various sample types.
  • Perform fold dilution, normalization, and conversion calculations.
  • Liaise with researchers on quantification-, QC-, and sequencing-only requests, as needed.
  • Use iLab as a laboratory information system for service requests and billing. Edit charges, as needed, to reflect the work performed as opposed to the work requested.
  • Use LabArchives as an electronic laboratory notebook to record all information and data generated.
  • Use Trello to track projects, record work performed, and plan work schedule.
  • Update pertinent information to LabArchives and/or Trello on a daily basis,
  • Understand how to choose the appropriate reagent kit to use based on sample quality and concentration.
  • Properly handle and work with DNA and RNA samples.
  • Understand the space layout of the lab and what work is performed in what space.
  • Receive and store samples, and document receipt.
  • Perform automated library preparation.
  • Unpack orders and appropriately store reagents according to temperature requirements.
  • Request reagents and consumables for order as needed.
  • Understand next-generation sequencing (NGS).
  • Report results and project status on a daily basis and at weekly lab meetings.
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations on NGS topics to present to team members.
  • Maintain general lab cleanliness and organization, including thawing freezers and cataloging sample boxes.
  • Attend seminars/webinars as assigned.
  • Attend lab meetings as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by managers.


Qualifications

Education:
  • Associate Degree in biology, biochemistry, or related science/engineering field is required. Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Experience & Skills:
  • One (1) year of experience working in a lab or biotech environment.
  • One (1) year of experience working in an aseptic environment, experience working in a biosafety cabinet, and experience working with human and animal tissues.
  • One (1) year of experience maintaining and/or using biomedical equipment for testing.
  • Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Responds timely, effectively and appropriately to deliverables.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s).


About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : 3845
Working Title : Biomedical Technician- Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core
Department : Research - BMS - Bioinfo and Func Genomics
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Biomanufacturing
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $29.00 - $44.95

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