Job Title:

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technician


Applied Biological Material Inc.


Richmond, BC

Applied Biological Materials Inc. (abm) is an unique supplier of premium quality genetic and cellular materials, and a certified service provider of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for life science research and the biotechnology industry. Our high reputational RNA-Seq, Whole Genome Sequencing and many other custom NGS services are widely used by scientists around the world. Recognized as the 25th Fastest-Growing Companies in B.C. in 2015, abm is rapidly expanding and we are offering a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technician position for a reliable, motivated and detail-oriented individual.

The successful candidate(s) will be part of the NGS team to provide our customers with a complete line of NGS related services. The successful candidate(s) will have plenty of opportunities for fast track career development while being part of a highly diverse, innovative and interactive cohort of scientists.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the senior scientists with on-going R&D projects.
  • Perform procedures associated with DNA and RNA sequencing on the Illumina sequencing platform; specifically, DNA/RNA library preparation, sample quantification & preparation, and sequencer operation.
  • Maintain and organize all production records/documents carefully and neatly in detail.
  • Perform basic bioinformatics analysis and generate sequencing reports for clients.
  • Implement new next generation sequencing applications for DNA and RNA sequencing and provide feedback for their optimization and improvement.

Qualifications: shortlisted candidates will have the following experience:

  • A minimum of BSc in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biology.
  • Previous experience in PCR/qPCR for 4 months.
  • Prior experience in working with RNA and/or DNA is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of NGS and bioinformatics is not required, but would be an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, team environment.


This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a research oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer remuneration based on experience, with significant career development opportunities. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding position, please forward your resume and cover letter with subject “NGS Technician”. We would like to thank all interested applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Posted 2017-03-07

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