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Technical Specialist - UC Medical Center - Precision Medicine at UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEDICAL CENTER, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description:

Title: Technical Specialist

Location: UC Medical Center

Department: Precision Medicine

Shift: First

Hours: Full Time (40 a week)

Primary Purpose:

Provides technical expertise and specialized technical skills that support research, implementation, and evaluation of new and existing laboratory analyses. Provides technical and educational support for testing personnel and laboratory management. Responsible for directing the technical competency programs and for establishing correlation of existing methodologies. Works closely with the Medical Director and the Technical Consultant to ensure quality services.


  • Under minimal supervision, perform high complexity molecular diagnostic testing on clinical specimen, including nucleic acid extraction, polymerase-chain reaction, Sanger sequencing, and next-generation sequencing.

  • Actively participates in the design and validation of new molecular diagnostic assays.

  • Maintains instrumentation, troubleshoots and takes necessary corrective actions.

  • Accurately maintains laboratory records in compliance with CLIA and CAP requirements, including performance and documentation of all QA/QC procedures.

Knowledge and Skills:

Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Years of Experience: A minimum of three year experience in specialty area.

Required Skills and Knowledge: Superior time management, planning, and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Critical thinking skills to support quality decision making.