SUMMARY: Conducts high complexity biochemical genetics tests using LC-MS and GC-MS technology in the treatment and diagnosis of genetic diseases
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs testing and troubleshoots assay performance related to liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), tandem mass spectrometry technology
Performs application development related to LC-MS, GC-MS and oversee new product launces
Delivers on-site staff training and support
Operates and maintains complex laboratory equipment
Performs QC and takes appropriate actions if systems deviate from the laboratory’s established specification
Writes and maintains protocols
Prepares presentations and publications
Analyzes and evaluates clinical data under supervision of the laboratory director
Performs other duties as required
Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills--Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Oral Communication--Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication--Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Organizational Support--Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity. Quality--Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity--Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Adaptability--Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality--Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability--Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Degree: MS or PhD in Biochemistry
Relevant experience: 2-5 years
Certification (preferred): C/SC(ASCP)
Internal Number: 02
About Baylor Genetics
For nearly 40 years, Baylor Genetics has been the leading pioneer in genetic testing. Currently, we offer a full spectrum of cost-effective, genetic testing and provide clinically relevant solutions. Our team’s unmatched knowledge and experience deliver a combination of advanced technology and deep patient data sets that lead to more accurate interpretations. The Baylor Genetics team consists of PhDs and genetic counselors who have been featured in prominent journals, such as JAMA, Science, and Nature. In addition to our team, Baylor Genetics is complemented with the staff, medical geneticists, faculty, genetic counselors, and researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. Through these combined efforts, we are able to drive new discoveries in research and testing.
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