Make your mark as part of the TGen CLIA Lab Team

Position Available in the DCL Lab at the Translational Genomics Research Institute

TGEN newLocation Phoenix, AZ, US

Job Title Research Associate II


Brief Description

The Dorrance Clinical Laboratory at TGen is looking to fill a full time position in a newly developed CLIA laboratory.  The best-suited candidate would have solid molecular biology skills, such as PCR, qPCR, DNA/RNA extraction and experience working in a CLIA certified laboratory. New techniques (including next-gen sequencing) will be introduced to the lab in the coming year presenting possible opportunities for learning and professional growth.


Detailed Description

  • Maintain detailed records of tests performed and report laboratory test results to appropriate personnel.
  • Calibrate and perform routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning according to standard operating procedures.
  • Perform quality control procedures; review and report resulting data and maintain result records according to standard operating procedures.
  • Assists in daily functioning responsibilities and performance of general laboratory duties expected of maintaining a CLIA certified      laboratory.
  • Perform proficiency testing for assigned tests/equipment and record and maintain records of performance and outcomes according to standard operating procedures.
  • Strong communication skills, as well as the ability to be a team player.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel


Job Requirements

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a Science field and a minimum of one year working experience in a lab after graduation. Candidate should be independent enough to work on his/hers own once properly trained.


Special qualifications

  1. Clinical lab experience is required, and MLS (ASCP) or MB (ASCP) certification is preferred.
  2. Previous molecular diagnostics experience including DNA isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, and Real-Time PCR highly desired.
  3. Be able to successfully complete established competencies for the position within designated probationary period.



For Additional Information:  Dr. Lisa Baumbach, Lab Director or

Mary Ellen Ahearn, Lab Supervisor at 602-343-8796.

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