QuintilesIMS Lab Associate 2 (Genomics) in United States



Perform a wide variety of routine and complex genomic testing procedures to obtain data from client specimens. Provide documentation and review of work performed in a timely manner.


  • Adhere to all EA Genomics policies and procedures.

  • Complete and prepare documentation in compliance with regulatory and corporate guidelines.

  • Perform and document all specimen test procedures with accuracy, consistency and timeliness in accordance with current standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.

  • Exercise good judgment in assessing whether test procedure is proceeding according to expectations and that the results are within acceptable tolerances.

  • Identify abnormal progress of test procedure, potential QC failures, or otherwise unusual results and escalate to senior lab personnel immediately.

  • Perform and document calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and reagent qualification/QC as assigned.

  • Perform and document hands on training for other Laboratory Associates in areas of proven competency as assigned.

  • Assist in the review and development of laboratory procedures and techniques, including transitioning new assays from R&D to production.

  • Assist in process improvements to increase data quality, lower costs, or reduce turnaround times. Includes, updating SOPs/PTR’s, assisting with troubleshooting.

  • May represent laboratory team on cross functional projects.

  • Participate in continuing education through self-study, attending training sessions and off-site lectures and meetings.

  • All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).



  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and other regulatory agency standards within the area of responsibility such as CLIA requirements

  • Proficiency with pipetting and molecular biology laboratory techniques. RNA/DNA isolation, NGS, or genomic assay experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling

  • Experience working with automation or specialized laboratory equipment.

  • Proficiency with more complex laboratory calculations regarding batches and specimens including averages, means, standard deviations, and various quality control metrics.

  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients

  • Excellent oral and written communication. Strong organizational skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry and 2+ years of experience manipulating RNA and/or DNA in a clinical, research, academic or commercial/production laboratory environment; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Experience in a clinical laboratory operating under GCLP and/or CLIA guidelines preferred.

  • DNA and RNA Sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing, Genotyping, Gene Expression, or DNA/RNA isolations experience is preferred. Candidates with other complex and sensitive laboratory testing experience (e.g. cell culture, ELISA) are also encouraged to apply.


  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment, full manual dexterity and visual acuity required.

  • Regular standing or sitting for extended periods of time

  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment.

  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.

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Primary Location:

United States