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This position is part-time and works approximately 24 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Genetics – Genome Technology Access Center located in the Cortex Building, 4320 Forest Park Avenue.
This position assists with the technical aspects of studies and experiments including documentation and preparation of materials. The Facility is responsible for the preparation of DNA for sequencing (library prep) and the actual operation of the sequencer. We currently use the Illumina NovaSeq, HiSeq 2500, HiSeq 3000, and MiSeq.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
NextGen library preparation. Involves both manual and automated technology.
HiSeq 2500, HiSeq 3000, NovaSeq, MiSeq, and cBot operation.
Performs complex analysis/projects according to research protocols, explaining methods and procedures to other technicians.
Provides for data entry and current data files on research projects. Monitors data to ensure consistent quality.
May perform preliminary statistical analysis of data.
Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assists in the training and development of technicians, acting as a group leader.
The Genome Technology Access Center was established by the Department of Genetics at Washington University in St. Louis to provide cutting-edge and cost effective sequencing and analysis technologies to local colleagues and external investigators. GTAC offers comprehensive next-gen sequencing, microarray, and PCR services. In addition to generating high quality genomic and transcriptomic data, we also perform data analysis and provide technological support to users to ensure maximum data value. Our goal is to return data of the highest quality and help researchers make biological sense out of the massive amounts of information generated in these experiments.
Master’s degree with 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 7 years required.
Next Generation Sequencing experience.
Experience with genomics research studies, experiments and assays including collection of data, preparation of solutions, and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Understanding of data entry, as well as the management/integrity of data.
Experience with data management systems and software, particularly LIMs systems and Microsoft Excel. Must be comfortable in a Microsoft Windows environment.
The qualified candidate should demonstrate the ability to work independently and communicate effectively with the supervisor as well as investigators.
Should have troubleshooting skills, an ability to maintain complete and organized records, and a working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Productivity and the ability to get a large number of projects completed an efficient manner is a must.
The hiring range for this position is $16.67 - $22.51 per hour.
This position is eligible for part-time benefits.� Please visit our website at hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemicals. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R08.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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