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Molecular Technologist - Lead Trainer (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm)



Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We're looking to build a laboratory team who are passionate and focused on developing state of the art techniques to processing and creating and interpreting vast amounts of genomic and molecular data.

  • Molecular Technologist Lead Trainer Responsibilities (>80% of time):
    • Maintain competency to perform all assigned molecular biology protocols in accordance with CAP, CLIA, NYSDOH regulations.
    • Work closely with the Training Supervisor to schedule and execute training sessions with molecular team members according to the defined schedule.
    • Routinely update checklists with training status, i.e. scheduled date of training, completion date of observations, side-by-sides, and competency assessments.
    • Tailor training plans to individual team members, as appropriate, to ensure competency and confidence prior to initiation of clinical testing.
    • Request competency modules in MediaLab and ensure completion and submissions per defined timelines.
    • Review and update training materials, as needed.
  • Molecular Technologist Responsibilities (<20% of time):
    • Perform next-generation sequencing, including nucleic acid extraction, DNA/RNA quantification and qualification, NGS library preparation, probe hybridization, probe/library capture, library cleanup and quantification, loading sequencing libraries onto the Illumina Novaseq
    • Perform routine testing, quality control, calibration, maintenance and proficiency testing in accordance with current laboratory procedures.
    • Update Standard Operating Procedures as necessary.
    • Troubleshoot incidents and perform root cause analysis on non-conformances.
    • Evaluate and implement process improvements.
    • Obtain 12 continuing education hours in the field of oncology or molecular biology.


Must have:

  • One of the following educational requirements:
    • MS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science and 1 year pertinent clinical laboratory experience with molecular biology
    • BS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science and 3 years of pertinent clinical lab experience in molecular biology
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with others to plan and carry out scientific programs
  • Self-driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction
  • Strong desire to build products that will save lives and change the course of cancer
  • Impeccable attention to detail

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience with next-generation sequencing
  • Work in a CLIA/CAP high-complexity laboratory
  • Experience with robotics and automated liquid handling systems
  • Knowledge of LIMS platforms and various computer systems


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.