Molecular Lab Technician, Next-Generation Sequencing

April 30, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland


PapGene, Inc. is a Baltimore-based molecular diagnostics company commercializing high-complexity laboratory developed tests (LDTs) for cancer diagnostics. PapGene’s core technology uses innovative massively parallel sequencing (MPS) techniques invented by world-leading cancer researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

We are looking for a Top Quality Molecular Lab Technician with excellent lab skills and great attention to detail.

Essential Duties:

As a key member of PapGene, the successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Scientific Officer. He/she will perform routine molecular biology and next-generation sequencing procedures following Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with regulatory guidelines.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine molecular biology lab duties such as DNA extraction, PCR and all associated sample prep for next- generation
  • Perform and document all specimen test procedures with accuracy, consistency and timeliness in accordance with laboratory SOPs and regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist with the generation and updating of laboratory SOPs.
  • Perform basic lab maintenance tasks such as ordering laboratory reagents, oligonucleotides and other lab supplies, and keeping detailed lab records.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and perform day-to-day work on next-generation sequencing equipment (e.g., Illumina, MiSeq).


    • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant chemical, physical or biological field.
    • 2 years’ wet lab experience performing molecular biology procedures.
    • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and other relevant regulatory agency standards such as CLIA.
    • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
    • Proficiency with basic laboratory calculations, such as dilutions and weights.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and critical problem-solving abilities.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and company clients.
    • Previous experience with next-generation sequencing would be an advantage.

    To be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your resume to and include a cover letter explaining why you think your background is a good fit for this job description.

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