Careers at GTCA

GTCA’s mission is to facilitate research by providing precision genetic testing. We use the latest technological innovations in genetic analysis to provide laboratory tests that have a significant impact on the progress of basic and biomedical research. We are customer-focused and excel at producing accurate and timely results to aide in rapid and accurate research implementation.

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Lead for our Waterville, ME location.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

Laboratory Lead

(posted 5/21/2019)

Position Summary

The Laboratory Lead serves a key role to support researchers with accurate and timely laboratory diagnostic information, products, and services. Hiring, training and manage laboratory technicians, developing and maintaining lab protocols and procedures, and implementing new techniques and equipment to support efficient growth are essential.


  • Participate on a daily basis in all aspects of laboratory procedures from sample receipt to sample reporting
  • Provide leadership and direction to a growing production laboratory to ensure that delivery targets and quality objectives are continuously met on-time
  • Maintain laboratory equipment performance
  • Maintain laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies
  • Directly manage a team of laboratory technicians in the absence of the COO
  • Maintain a “team” environment to ensure the development and retention of personnel
  • Monitor lab quality
  • Guide laboratory staff in both daily operation and the completion of special projects and non-routine activities
  • Analysis of real time PCR data and gel electrophoresis results and produce completed reports for dissemination to customers
  • Work in partnership with the COO and Director of R&D to develop and evaluate new assays and testing services
  • Maintain laboratory staff by aiding the COO in recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Resolve problems by consulting with company founders, other researchers, lab technicians, etc.
  • Provide administrative support for customers/researchers
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


  • 1-3 years experience in a laboratory environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Background in genotyping utilizing PCR preferred
  • Supervisory/management experience referred
  • Data analysis skills required
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact with researchers/customers via email and phone

Skills and Qualifications

Presenting Technical Information, Equipment Maintenance, Training, Analyzing Information, Informing Others, Quality Focus, Lab Testing, Lab Environment, Technical Understanding, Ordering Supplies, Attention to detail (in a highly repetitive environment), Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and high pressure environment, Experience using micropipettes to reliably pipette microliter volumes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or related fields (or equivalent experience) preferred

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

For information about internships or future openings, please contact us at or call 1-844-800-4822.