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.
$19 - $24 per hour
The educational requirement is typically a two year degree and sometimes a 4-year degree in Biology or related program. Companies also recommend having two years experience in molecular biology lab work including work with DNA and RNA.
InnovATEBIO programs offer degrees, certificates, or teach skills in these related areas.