Major job functions for this position include the following.
1) Laboratory experiments 70% - Develop new methods and protocols or modify existing protocols. - Perform multiple complex scientific procedures effectively, efficiently and independently. - Meet project specifications on time. - Track multiple concurrent projects. - Suggest alternative methods and/or protocols for research and development. - Implement new protocols for research and development services. - Maintain a required high level of cleanliness and refined processing technique to ensure samples are not contaminated. - Carry out laboratory experiments under the direction of UMGC scientists. - Troubleshoot experiments. - Operate all related specialized instrumentation and technologies, i.e. ABI 7900, PacBio and Illumina sequencers, liquid handling robots. - Maintain instrumentation per manufacture protocols. - Work collaboratively with other staff and researchers.
2) Data Collection and Analysis - 20% - Collect and analyze data using custom or vendor software. - Evaluate and clearly communicate experimental results. - Ability to accurately enter, interpret and analyze data using Excel spreadsheets. - Proficient in Microsoft Office suite. - Assist with data mining and metadata for improving and tracking UMGC services and processes.
3) Project Management - 10% - Create and track projects using the UMGC’s FileMaker Pro database. - Keep detailed records of experiments. - Coordinate experiments with other staff members. - Communicate with clients and collaborators regarding project planning, status, and results.
40-hour work week will be arranged ahead of time which may include nights and weekends.
The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required (Minimum) Qualifications: Position requires BA/BS and two years of related experience or a combination of education and work experience to equal six years. Demonstrated experience with next-generation sequencing library creation and data analysis is required. Ability to follow oral directions and written protocols precisely, independently motivated, able to manage time and meet deadlines, strong communication skills, meticulous organizational skills, reliability and accountability of work. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications (Selection Criteria): Extensive molecular biology laboratory experience in preparation of Illumina and/or Pacific Biosciences next-generation sequencing libraries and bioinformatics knowledge.
Internal Number: 327394
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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