As a Laboratory Technologist in a high complexity clinical laboratory, an individual is expected to participate in the day-to-day operational activities of the Helomics laboratory. This includes all aspects of:
Chemoresponse testing, including but not limited to, preparation of microtiter plates, anticancer agent treatment and removal, immunocytochemistry, processing of specimens, maintenance of primary cell cultures, and operating lab computers for data entry and analysis. This individual will be expected to work independently and participate in team-based projects in quality improvement and assay development.
Performance of a variety of tasks related to molecular biology, including but not limited to, microdissection, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, NGS, and Affymetrix processing. Work with laboratory automation is required.
Performance of standard histological tasks, including grossing, embedding, microtomy, and standard as well as automated immunohistochemistry staining procedures.
The technologist is required to maintain and demonstrate cross-functional skills across all areas of the clinical lab. The technologist will be expected to successfully interface cross-departmentally with the Clinical Information Management, Client Services and LIMS groups to ensure the execution of the correct testing for all patients. These interactions will require a thorough knowledge of laboratory/scientific techniques and regulatory requirements including accreditation and governmental regulations. Additionally, the Laboratory Technologist will be expected to participate in process improvement through project management, as well as assist with validation and development projects, when necessary.
Duties & Responsibilities: (Not limited to…/other duties may be assigned)
Successful execution of all aspects of the clinical assay process:
Accessioning, Processing, Cell Culture, Immunocytochemistry, Data Entry
Helomics over the past year has made numerous adjustments and the environment is that of a new start up company. Helomics is an Integrated Clinical Contract Research Organization located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Helomics mission is to improve the standard of care for cancer patients through innovative research and development partnerships with pharmaceutical, diagnosti...c, biotechnology, and academic organizations, leading to better and more personalized treatments and diagnostic technologies for human disease. Helomics’ CLIA-certified lab provides clinical testing that assists oncologists and surgeons in individualizing patient treatment decisions.