The research associate under the general supervision of the Technology Center for Genomics & Bioinformatics (TCGB) (formerly Clinical Microarray Core) Director, perform a wide variety of technical procedures in the Technology Center for Genomics & Bioinformatics section of the Dept. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The SRA III incumbent will primarily work on next generation sequencing (Ion Torrent and HiSeq2000) and microarray experiments. The SRA III incumbent will work in coordination with Core Director in developing and conducting new protocols and applications, and assisting with the implementation of new assay/sequencing platforms and other laboratory development projects. The incumbent must be detail-oriented and is able to handle multiple tasks under a certain timeline. The SRA III incumbent will supervise other laboratory personnel in pre-analytical and post-analytical activities, including accessing and processing of primary specimens, operating and maintaining laboratory equipment, ordering laboratory supplies and troubleshooting specimens/test problems.
The candidate must be highly motivated, and should have a PhD in molecular biology, genetics, or biotechnology and is familiar with a wide range of molecular biology skills. Strong bioinformatics background and previous experience in the next generation sequencing/genomics data analysis will be a plus. As part of an ongoing translational research for developing microarray-based assays, the SRA III incumbent will work independently and in coordination with Core Director in developing and conducting new protocols and applications, and assisting with the implementation of new assay platforms and other laboratory development projects. The SRA III incumbent must have a strong background in the field of microarray and next-gene sequencing technology with a wide range of molecular biology skills, including DNA and RNA extraction, reverse transcription, in vitro transcription, PCR, QRT-PCR, microarray hybridization and array-based SNP genotyping. The incumbent must be detail-oriented and is able to handle multiple tasks under a certain timeline. More than 2 years hands-on experience in a genetics sequencing core lab is strongly preferred.
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