Adela is focused on the detection of cancer and other high-morbidity, high-mortality conditions through a blood test. The Company’s genome-wide methylation analysis technology has the unique ability to distinguish the most highly informative (methylated) regions of the genome from the non-informative regions and preferentially target those informative regions for sequencing. The technology is initially being developed for use across the cancer continuum for detection, diagnosis, and management, and in the future, it will be applied to other conditions beyond cancer. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Laboratory Technologist at our New Haven, Connecticut facility. The Laboratory Technologist is responsible for executing molecular biology assays and experiments supporting the clinical workflow. This individual must be highly skilled in performing laboratory procedures in a fast-paced environment. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing, dynamic, and collaborative biotech company leveraging cutting-edge liquid biopsy technology to improve human health and well-being. 

Responsibilities

* Experienced in basic molecular biology techniques such as fractionation of whole blood, nucleic acid isolation, nucleic acids analysis (Qubit, TapeStation and QPCR).

* Familiarity with library preparation and Next-generation Sequencing (NGS).

* Accustomed to the use and maintenance of analytical equipment.

* Ability to maintain current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and follow SOPs when processing samples in the clinical workflow.

* Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect assay performance and immediately notify senior laboratory staff.

* Identity opportunities for improvements in processes and, along with the laboratory management, execute studies that demonstrate effectiveness of processes improvements.

* Strong attention to detail * Excellent prioritization and time-management * Effective communicator, both written and verbal.

* Proficiency with computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) * Knowledge of specimen accessioning and use of LIS/LIMS.

* Ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.

* Standing or sitting for long periods may be necessary.

* Safe handling of hazardous materials, blood specimens and instruments with moving parts, heating or freezing elements, and operation of high-speed centrifuges.

* Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary.

* Some lifting (up to 50 pounds) may be necessary.

Education and Experience

* Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, or related scientific field with 3-9 years relevant laboratory experience (technologist level commensurate with experience).

* ASCP MB certification is a plus.