Staff Scientist - Collections
Requisition Number: STFR003284
Division/College: College of Science
Location: Marine Science Center at Nahant
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time
The Staff Scientist will manage the scientific, communications, and organizational functions of the Ocean Genome Legacy non-profit biorepository of marine DNA and tissue samples. The responsibilities will entail approximately 30% collections management, 30% outreach/publicity/fundraising/administration, 20% data management, and 20% supervision/training. We anticipate that this position will provide a range of experiences in the management and administration of a scientific non-profit. Please note that, although scientific knowledge and experience are essential, and interaction with researchers is a key component of the work, opportunities for direct involvement in field and laboratory research will be limited in this position.
Responsibilities of the position include:
1) Building, modifying, and maintaining the OGR collections, databases, websites, and participating in all aspects of planning, collection, acquisition, accession, preparation, preservation, identification, documentation, storage, and distribution of genome resource samples.
2) Developing collaborations, programs and scientific methodologies essential to the growth of the Ocean Genome Resource Biorepository collections.
3) Supervising and training biorepository staff including research technicians and interns.
4) Contributing to the broader educational, outreach, and fundraising goals of OGL.
Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, or another biological science with strong experience in molecular genetics.
Or, a Bachelors degree or higher in the same fields, with at least 4 years of relevant experience
Exceptional organizational, communication, and supervisory skills
Proficiency in DNA extraction, DNA quantification, PCR, data interpretation, sterile technique, and general molecular biology skills
Strong computer and data management skills
Strong writing skills for both scientific and lay audiences
Strong focus, attention to detail, and ability to multitask
Strong customer service and communication skills
Desire to design and conduct community outreach events, at least one per quarter
Comfortable using or learning to work with databases and database software
Reliable personal transportation to Nahant, which has only limited access to public transportation
Occasional weekend availability for outreach events (at least one per quarter) and on-call availability for facility emergencies
General knowledge of biological collection management, as might be developed in an environment such as a natural history collection, research or medical biobank, or biological resource center
Experience with permits and shipping regulations for biological samples
Experience in grant writing and supporting fundraising operations
Knowledge of marine biology, field collection, taxonomy, and/or systematics
Familiarity with a variety of software including FileMaker, Barcode of Life Database, GenBank, and Geneious
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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