Laboratory Scientist

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Almac Group is currently seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist for our Durham, NC location. The Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for performing molecular biological processing and analyses as required, and for assisting in the daily efficient running of the Almac Diagnostic Services (ADS) Laboratories.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Perform molecular biological techniques as required, including nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, and Next-Generation Sequencing, and adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies in a CLIA laboratory setting.
  • Participate in the validation/commissioning, calibration, maintenance and running of automated and non-automated laboratory equipment.
  • Utilize the Laboratory Information Management System for sample/result documentation and tracking.
  • Ensure that supporting documentation is maintained as per defined procedures.
  • Assist in the generation, revision, and/or review of laboratory or equipment-related SOPs and other quality documents.
  • Prepare buffers and reagents for laboratory processes, as required.
  • Assist in identifying and testing/optimizing new laboratory testing methods as required.
  • Identify any non-conformances that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and take action to correct them with the minimum disruption to laboratory work.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that laboratory tasks are carried out according to ADS standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure maintenance of a high level of housekeeping within the laboratories.
  • Participate in the formal Laboratory Continuing Education Program.
  • Operate at any ADS site.
Required Experience / Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree; chemical or biological science, or medical laboratory technology
  • 1+ year performing laboratory processing including nucleic acid extractions (DNA and RNA), PCR and equipment validation/calibration
Preferred Experience / Education:
  • M.S. in chemical or biological science, or medical laboratory technology
  • Board Certification as a Medical Technologist or Technologist in Molecular Biology qualified to work within a CLIA Laboratory performing high complexity testing
  • 1+ year with gene expression analysis utilizing microarray and/or qPCR platforms
  • 1+ year performing Next Generation Sequencing
  • 1+ year using Laboratory Information Management Systems
  • 1+ year performing clinical molecular testing within a CLIA/CAP accredited high complexity testing environment
What can Almac Group offer you?
  • Medical, Vision & Dental benefits from the 1st of the month following start date
  • 20 days PTO per year, accrued monthly following start date
  • 12 holidays per year
  • Company paid Long and Short-term disability along with Life Insurance
  • 401k company contribution
  • Professional development programs/ continuous learning opportunities
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Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organization that has organically grown over 50 years now employing 6,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide. Our US Headquarters is located at Souderton, PA with additional operations scattered around the US and Europe. ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a tagline – it is our way of life.
Embracing diversity is at the heart of enhancing Almac Group’s unique culture and reflects our fundamental belief that all people deserve equality, inclusivity and the opportunity for advancement. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for all.  Together, we will build on the strength in our diversity and deliver exceptional solutions to advance human health globally.
RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Almac will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through our portal. Candidate Resumes/CV’s not submitted through our portal or directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.
Almac Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled - Proudly embracing diversity in all of its expressions.
Almac provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities who need assistance completing the application process.  Please email us at [email protected] to request assistance.