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Molecular Biologist Technician at Nemours

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

The primary function of this role is to provide molecular biology support to research scientists and clinicians at Nemours.  This position will manage and execute genomic sequencing based-projects, including development, testing, validation, and implementation of new genomic technologies and protocols.  This position will manage the Illumina NextSeq platform / instrument, including implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and best practices. The candidate will provide regular updates to the Director and leadership.  Additionally, this role will help drive new and innovative techniques for conducting next generation sequencing library preparation and analysis.      

 The candidate will be responsible for helping to create a sample management / tracking / LIMS system that will be fully integrated with the genomic “big data” generated from NGS assays.  The candidate will manage all wet-bench laboratory aspects for NGS and will work closely with computational scientists on data analysis and data management. 


  • Extensive knowledge of NGS equipment, with a focus on the Illumina platforms and chemistry

  • 1-3 years experience required

  • Advanced degree required

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office applications, including word, power-point, and excel

  • Demonstrated team player that has ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent initiative and organizational skills to prioritize complex tasks, projects, and workflow

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.