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The Technology Innovation Platform (TIP) at the new Precision Medicine Institute, Genome Sciences and the University of Washington currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 4 to fill a unique scientist position at the nexus between functional genomics and medical genetics.
We are currently launching a new interdisciplinary institute focused on precision medicine and involving scientists and medical professionals. The institute bridges the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. The Technology Innovation Platform (TIP) is a new entity within this new institute, and will be administratively located within the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. The mission of the TIP will be to make cutting-edge -omics' technologies, including many developed by labs at the member institutions, broadly available to the Institute's research community. At the outset, these technologies will include scalable assays for single cell molecular profiling, targeted DNA sequencing, and functional profiling of genetic variants.
We seek an individual with a mix of strong molecular and cellular biology skills along with the ability to organize and oversee collaborations and business operations as the operations manager of the Technology Innovation Platform of the new Precision Medicine Institute run by Dr. Jay Shendure. The platform will continue to optimize and offer services based on technologies developed by institute labs in Genome Sciences and elsewhere. The candidate will also work with other platforms at the Precision Medicine Institute to aid in translating the protocols from the Technology Innovation Platform into the clinic.
The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. GS is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a multitude of Program Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant awards of $67M in FY17. The department has 47 training, teaching, and research faculty.
Optimize and implement molecular assays for collaborators, using the following methods: single cell assays at scale, building reagents from multiplexed functional assays at scale, targeted sequencing assays at scale
Manage the budget for the facility, including establishing internal and external pricing
Manage billing of services, including communication with collaborators on billing and pricing information
Oversee collaborations with partner institutions from sample intake through data analysis
Implement and operate a LIMS system for reagent and sample tracking
Train and manage one full time employee with the possibility of more as the lab grows
M.S. degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline with significant experience in high-throughput functional genomic research
3+ years of post-doctoral or professional experience in functional genomics
Candidate should have outstanding academic and professional track record
Managerial and mentoring experience desired
Candidate should be an innovative and analytical thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be highly disciplined and organized
Successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach to collaborative scientific discovery efforts
Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline with significant experience in high-throughput functional genomic research
5+ years of post-doctoral or professional research experience in functional genomics
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