Nationwide Children's Hospital

IGM - Genetic Technologist I

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/1/2020 9:46 AM)
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IGM Genetic Technologist I


Full-time; Benefits Eligible


Hours of this position will be Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm


We are seeking a Genetic Technologist - This position is responsible for performing Next Generation Sequencing clinical assays including library preparation, genetic and genomic data analyses, quality control, operational improvement, and preventative maintenance within the Institute for Genomic Medicine. 


Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


What Will You Be Doing?

Performing routine and complex technical laboratory procedures potentially including, but not limited to:

    • Performing routine and complex technical laboratory procedures potentially including, but not limited to:
      • Nucleic acid quantitation and QC, including agarose gel electrophoresis, Agilent TapeStation, Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100, quantitative PCR, Nucleic Acid quantification: Nanodrop UV-VIS spectrophotometry, and Qubit fluorescence.
      • PCR, Reverse-transcriptase PCR, Real-time PCR
      • Creation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Libraries: Genome, Exome, RNA-Seq, ArcherDx FusionPlex and VariantPlex.
      • Next-generation sequencing: using Illumina HiSeq4000, NovaSeq, and MiSeq sequencers
      • Interpretation and review of next-generation and Sanger sequencing data
      • Operation of automated liquid handling systems including Agilent and BioMek instrumentation
      • Sanger sequencing, SNP genotyping
      • Documentation of clinical results in software and laboratory databases


    • Technical and computational skills required for NGS and Sanger analyses include proficiency in use of genetic databases including UCSC Genome Browser, Ensembl, NCBI, VarSome, Illumina software, primer design software, Sequencher and Mutation Surveyor in addition to vendor provided and laboratory developed software
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and capability to become proficient in vendor provided and laboratory developed software
    • Follow established SOP’s in a CAP/CLIA accredited laboratory
    • Providing courteous and informative internal and external customer service
    • Effectively communicating with co-workers, staff, and directors
    • Documentation and review of laboratory QC/QA
    • Maintaining laboratory instrumentation
    • Involvement in training and competencies
    • Participation in new assay validation and translational research
    • Hours of this position will be Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm



What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science; or a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited institution. An ideal candidate will possess an American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification (MT, MB or CG). If not currently holding ASCP certification, and hired based on experience, the certification exam must be completed within 3 years of start date.
  • One to Five years’ experience in Molecular Genetics required
  • Experience performing analysis of genetic and genomic data preferred
  • Position to be leveled based on experience

Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement
  • Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.


Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for more than 1 hour at a time, sit for more than 1 hour at a time.

  • Good visual and auditory acuity. 

  • Full use of hands and arms.  

  • Ability to speak clearly.  

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds occasionally. 

  • Must complete color blind testing. 



The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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