Reagent Quality Control Technologist

| Chicago
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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

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.

Reagent Quality Control Technologist Responsibilities:

    • Work within a cutting-edge genomics workflow to provide quality control support in a high-volume next-generation sequencing clinical laboratory.
    • Document all results and findings in order to satisfy CLIA/CAP/NYS-DOH requirements.
    • Report significant reagent findings/deviations and system deficiencies to lab management, as appropriate.
    • Help create and implement new reagent acceptability criteria for use by Tempus R&D and clinical lab staff.
    • Update SOPs within document control system, including creation/ revision/ review of internal SOPs and other quality documentation. 
    • Create and review reagent acceptability criteria and probe lot validations.
    • Interact with lab management and testing personnel to prioritize QC tasks.
    • Help facilitate and implement corrective and preventative actions.
    • Maintain reagent qualification records and manage quality control of reagent inventory.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and systematic, superb attention to detail and ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new processes smoothly.
  • BS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science.
    • Prefer at least 1 year previous experience in molecular lab or with laboratory liquid handlers.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and/ or Google Sheets.
  • Previous experience in a clinical lab regulated by CAP/ CLIA/ NYS highly desirable.
  • Good time management skills.
  • 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

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Location

600 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Tempus

What makes someone successful on your team?

We value creativity in ideation, autonomy in execution, and a healthy tendency to always question the status quo.

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What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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