Senior Staff Process Engineer | GRAIL | Durham, North Carolina, United States
Jignesh Chandarana is a Sr Staff Process Engineer with over 12 years of experience in clinical genetic diagnostic and lab automation field in state of the art Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. He has received a master’s degree in Biology, specialization in population genetics from Arkansas State University and master’s degree in Biotechnology from Saurashtra University, India. He is a registered Project Management Professional and certified Molecular Biology from American Society of Clinical Pathology.
His experience includes lab automation on various automation solutions like Beckman, Hamilton, Bravo, and Lynx developing automation work cell systems for Plasma Isolation, DNA extraction, library prep and enrichment for NGS. He has served as lab automation lead at Invitae and developed various automation solutions for high scale up clinical sample processing. In his 12+ years of experience he worked in various clinical laboratories as Medical Technologist, Supervisor, lab automation and liquid handling specialist, research manager and lead for lab automation in very reputed companies like Baylor Genetics, Oxford Immunotec (acquired by quest diagnostics), University of Houston, Invitae and GRAIL.