Genomics technicians use a range of technologies related to determining and comparing DNA and RNA sequences. They isolate RNA and DNA from samples. They construct libraries, perform quality control, carry out titrations, and work with a variety of microarray, PCR, and DNA sequencing technologies.
Technicians may work with instruments from diverse companies. Experience with library construction from DNA and RNA, including QC using an Agilent Bioanalzyer, qPCR, fluorimeters, and nanodrop spectrophotometers is also preferred. Technicians may be expected to develop new protocols under the supervision of a supervisor.
Genomics technicians are also expected to know how to use LIMS and often electronic laboratory notebooks.