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Company: UchicagoMedicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:
Genomics Technician

Full-time, Days

We're hiring for a Genomics Technician for a Full-Time Day shift job in Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago is seeking a talented and dedicated genomics technician to join the staff in our state-of-the-art laboratory. In our clinical genomics unit, we are leveraging the most advanced sequencing technology available to develop and offer clinical laboratory tests that assist physicians with cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, greatly impacting patient care and helping realize our institution's vision for individualized cancer care. Our molecular laboratory is a diverse, team-oriented and innovative environment where teaching is integrated in daily activities. Our laboratory assays cover a wide range of molecular pathology practice, including a 1,213 gene tumor somatic mutation next generation sequencing (NGS) panel, minimal residual disease testing, identity and clonality testing, and inherited genetics. In this role, you will routinely perform a wide range of complex clinical diagnostic tests in all sections of the laboratory by properly utilizing a variety of molecular biology methodologies and instrumentation including NGS technology.

Genomics Technician Education and Requirements:

  • Must satisfy CLIA'88 qualification requirements for testing personnel performing high complexity testing.
  • Associates degree in medical technology required or Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Previous clinical lab experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.


  • Receives and accessions specimens on fresh, archived, and outreach specimens. Resolves issues in a timely manner. Uses both the laboratory and molecular/cytogenetics information systems.
  • Evaluates specimens for acceptability. Isolates DNA from various specimen types or performs tissue culture including set-up, feeding, and harvesting.
  • May perform kit based molecular testing or additional cytogenetic procedures. Follows procedures to assure patient safety, prevent contamination, and achieve high quality results.
  • Performs clerical duties including filing, ordering supplies, preparing statistics and other activities as assigned.
  • Practices the proficient and safe use of all equipment necessary for the completion of all duties and responsibilities by following all maintenance, safety and quality controls policies and procedures. Prepares and maintains adequate stock of reagents, standards, and control materials for the performance of testing at assigned workstation and notifies supervisor of any shortages or problems.
  • Supports staff, chief technologist, and medical directors as assigned.
  • Communicates any pertinent information or problems with laboratory staff and supervisors in a respectful and proactive manner.

Organizational Overview

Located in Historic Hyde Park, UChicago Medicine is a not-for-profit integrated and academic health system of hospital and physician services, providing world class care since 1927. UChicago Medicine operates four hospitals and a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility located within a medical center campus of twenty interconnected buildings, along with several satellite facilities situated throughout Chicago's south suburbs. In addition, Ingalls Memorial Hospital is located outside of the main medical campus in Harvey, IL. Today, UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division, including Ingalls Memorial Hospital encompass over 800 beds and employ nearly 12,000 people, which includes more than 800 attending physicians, 1100 residents and fellows, and 2,600 nurses.

UChicago Medicine's mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. UChicago Medicine has established a market identity “At the Forefront of Medicine”, and has consistently been able to attract a critical mass of talented physicians, healthcare professionals and staff to treat the most complex clinical problems. In recognition of this excellence, U.S. News and World Report rank many of our programs as among the best in the United States.

Why Join Us?

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront, University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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