LaboratoryScientist I – Molecular Genetics


Molecular Genetics - Edmonton, AB

Genetics and Genomics North Sector, Alberta Precision Labs


Edmonton, AB


The Molecular Genetics Laboratory (Edmonton) as part of Genetics & Genomics provides complex molecular testing for various genetic conditions, serving an important role in the provision of genetic services in Alberta. This position is responsible for performing and interpreting complex molecular testing for various genetic conditions using established procedures. This position will also require the design, development, validation and implementation of new genetic tests. Other duties include but are not limited to: maintenance of lab equipment and supplies, participation in training of students and residents, involvement in clinical laboratory accreditation, accession / data entry of patient samples and possible rotation in a clinical Cytogenetics laboratory.

As a Laboratory Scientist I, you will perform work involving laboratory processes including research and development, test method implementation and change, routine testing as well as clinical trials. In addition, you will collect background information including literature reviews, analyze data, and prepare research proposals and summary reports.


Required Qualifications:
Completion of Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimally a BSc in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or related field is required. Successful completion of the Genetics Technology Graduate Diploma Program through BCIT or Michener Institute or an equivalent 2 years of experience in an inherited disease molecular diagnostic laboratory is required. Current registration or registration eligibility with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA) is required. Experience with molecular biology techniques and related equipment including but not limited to: DNA and RNA extractions, DNA Sanger sequencing, DNA NGS sequencing, PCR, repeat-primed PCR, real-time PCR, genotyping, Southern blot hybridization. Bioinformatics experience such as BLAST, primer design, protein prediction analysis, splice site analysis is required. Knowledge of Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS) sequence variant nomenclature is required. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflicting and changing priorities, deadlines, and duties. Proven interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in a stressful environment and meet critical timelines. Strong attention to detail and accuracy with proven analytic and problem solving skills. Ability to maintain confidential information. Fluency in the English language (reading, writing and verbal) required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in an accredited clinical molecular diagnostic and cytogenetic laboratory is an asset. Working knowledge of the following databases and applications: Cerner Millennium, Netcare, Mysis and TRACCESS are an asset.

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7.75 hrs per shift, 10 shifts per 2 week cycle (1.0 FTE)


$36.96 to $49.15


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