NGS Laboratory Technologist (ADX-23-21) at ArcherDX

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NGS Laboratory Technologist (ADX-23-21)
 
COMPANY SUMMARY:
 
In October 2020, Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA) combined with ArcherDX, a genomic analysis company specializing in cancer diagnostics and monitoring, to create a leading comprehensive medical and cancer genetics company. As a combined company, Invitae, is bringing world-class genetic testing and diagnostics into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our goal is to aggregate the world’s genetic tests into a single service with higher quality and accuracy, faster turnaround time and actionable results. Learn more at invitae.com and archerdx.com.
 
 POSITION SUMMARY:
Executes test methods to evaluate quality, functionality and stability of raw materials, in-process materials and finished products to ensure that they are in compliance with specifications for use in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) applications for In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD). Tracks and identifies trends in QC data and recommends corrective actions when necessary. Assists in method transfer, method validation and method troubleshooting activities. Conducts out-of-specification (OOS)/out-of-trend (OOT) investigations as needed. Lead and support process improvement projects within all QC laboratories ensuring harmonization between the three labs. This position reports to the QC Supervisor, IVD.
 RESPONSIBILITIES:
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
  • Execution of work instructions for testing raw materials, in-process materials/sub-assemblies, and top-level IVD materials to determine compliance to specifications
  • Execution of method validation and stability testing protocols
  • Troubleshooting and critical analysis of data, equipment, and instrumentation ensuring compliance with standards and specifications
  • Generation and peer review of data reports
  • Drafting and updating standard operating procedures (SOP) and work instructions (WI)
  • Maintenance of laboratory material stocks and initiation of re-orders
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and instrumentation 
  • Identification of non-conforming material and subsequent report initiation and generation (OOS/OOT investigation)
  • This position may cross-train in the RUO (Research Use Only) and PCM (Personal Cancer Monitoring) QC laboratories
  • Upkeep of personal training and associated records
  • Adherence to safety and quality laboratory standards
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with ArcherDX HIPAA Security policies and procedures.
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by ArcherDX for purposes of personalized molecular pathology.
KEY ATTRIBUTES:
  • Drive and determination
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects and maintain strong relationships within all parts of the company
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed to meet critical business needs
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Self-starter
  • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction
  • Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Level I: 1 - 3 years of experience in a clinical or GMP laboratory setting
  • Level II: 3 - 5 or more years of experience in a clinical or GMP laboratory setting 
  • Level III: 6+ years experience in a clinical or GMP laboratory setting
  • Experience utilizing general laboratory equipment, such as micro-pipettes, qPCR instrumentation, thermal cyclers, BioAnalyzers, and Sequencers
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing and Illumina instrumentation

EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field required 
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Location

Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of ArcherDX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the ArcherDX office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.

Sarah

Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Archer. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.

Judy

Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.

Aaron

VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

What are ArcherDX Perks + Benefits

ArcherDX Benefits Overview

ArcherDX offers a competitive and generous benefit package including:

• Medical PPO or HMO and Dental-82% of monthly premium covered by the company
• Optional vision, life, FSA, dependent care plans
• Basic AD&D, Short and Long Term disability-covered 100% by the company
• 160 hours PTO per calendar after three months of service
• 6-weeks parental leave covered 100% by the company
• 401K with company match with potential of up to $2000/year
• 2019 bonus - 5% based on company objectives (for non-commissioned employees)
• Company stock options for all employees
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Ecopass

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Archer sponsors family oriented events annually. This year, we had our summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Cross functional training encouraged
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