SEQUENCING TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Biology-MIT BioMicro Center, to join a highly collaborative team supporting a broad range of biological research projects in cancer, infectious disease, environmental health, and other and topics in basic and applied biology. Will be responsible for the complete operation and maintenance of all Illumina and other sequencing equipment in the center; coordinate multiple projects to ensure rapid processing of all samples and troubleshoot sequencing projects, executing primary data analysis in a timely manner and communicating with end users; and coordinate with the center director to identify areas of optimization and improvement of sequencing techniques. May publish manuscripts or present at scientific conferences the results of such improvements. Will receive minimal supervision from the center director and assist in the training of new users and student interns.
The MIT BioMicro Center is an integrated genomics core facility that provides access to cutting edge technology and assistance with experimental methodologies and user training to scientists in over 100 labs across four departments and centers.
REQUIRED: bachelor's or master's degree in biological science; minimum of two years' experience handling routine and nonstandard Illumina sequencing; familiarity with Linux computing environment and creating custom scripts for operation of Illumina sequencers; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to answer complex questions and share information in a clear and concise manner. Robust knowledge of genomic methodologies across a broad variety of systems would be of significant assistance in the performance of this role. Experience interacting with all levels of Institute researchers would be ideal. Job #15127
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