NGS Junior Lab Technician

Last Update: 22 May 2024 | Location: Amsterdam | Education BSc or MSc | Language: English

Macrogen Europe is a leading provider of genome sequencing services for academic and clinical research, as well as the life sciences industry. We provide flexible, fast sequencing of DNA and RNA with comprehensive, reliable data. Our services are available across Europe and Africa and include whole genome, whole exome, and targeted sequencing – as well as transcriptome, epigenome, metagenome, and single-cell sequencing.

Our main office is located in Amsterdam and we are part of Macrogen's global network, which has offices and sequencing facilities in South Korea, the US, Japan, Spain, and Singapore – and is working closely with over 18,000 researchers in 153 countries. You can visit our website (macrogen-europe.com) to find out more about our company.

For the dynamic, rapidly developing European market, we are looking for a talented and motivated Junior Lab Technician to be based in our Amsterdam office.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Junior Lab Technician, fulltime 40 hours.

Responsibilities

Perform the experimental process to get the sequencing results within the promised time;

Sample receiving and registration in the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System);

Quality and quantity check for DNA and RAN samples;

DNA and RNA extraction from samples;

Do library preparation for sequencing;

Try to refine process and to save the experimental cost;

Review the sequencing results to improve the experimental protocol and to increase the success rate;

Communicate with other lab technicians in the laboratory effectively to find the best solutions for the complaints of customers and to improve the results;

Prepare and update ISO and Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) documents, and;

Engage in other administrative work to assist sales activity.

Qualifications

Bachelor or master's in life science (molecular biology, biotechnology, or other relevant fields) is a must

Lab experience is required

Hands-on NGS laboratory skills such as library preparation and sequencing preferred

Experience in LIMS is an advantage

Able to perform well under pressure and quickly adopt new experimental protocols

Result-oriented and an excellent team player with high-level prioritization skills

Experience working in a multi-national team environment

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English