Major job functions for this position include the following.
1. Sample Processing - 70% - Receive and process CLIA or research samples in an efficient high-throughput manner (CLIA samples are only handled by validated employees and must adhere to all CLIA regulations) - Follow UMGC or manufacturer's SOPs based on the intended research of the samples - Work in collaboration with other staff and researchers - Operate all related specialized instrumentation and technologies, i.e. ABI 3730xl and 7900, Illumina sequencers, Agena, MassSpec and other liquid handling robots. - Recognize and report to supervisor any problems or complications that arise during processing - Ensure inventory levels are sufficient to execute current and upcoming projects
2. Data Collection and Analysis - 10% - Collect and analyze data using custom or vendor software, such as ABI Data Collection, Sequence Analysis 5.2, GeneMapper, UMGC call array software. - Evaluate the standard metric set for quality control - Generate data reports with information that is useful to the clients' research - Ability to accurately enter, interpret and analyze data using Excel spreadsheets - Proficient in MicroSoft Office suite.
3. Project Management - 10% - Create and track projects using UMGC FileMaker Pro - Coordinate processing activities with student workers - Attend meetings with supervisor to discuss the administration and overall activity of the services - Facilitate the timely production and delivery of orders results for clients with Service Mangers. - Track online order statuses - Schedule time for shared equipment - Maintain inventory and consumables for related services
4. Client Correspondence and Troubleshooting - 5% - Assist clients with locating orders, samples, and data through various methods of communication, i.e. e-mail, telephone, WebEx, or via face-to-face interaction. - Communicate with clients and vendors to resolve conflicts and ensure delivery of requested products - Assist clients with questions regarding the UMGC Online Ordering system - Troubleshoot missing or incorrect orders - Troubleshoot sample or result issues. - Maintain instrumentation per manufacture protocols
5. Follow Quality Control and Assurance Protocols - 5% - Test samples for compliance with minimum quality control requirements using PicoGreen and Agilent Bioanalyzer - Create quality control reports using data. - Maintain lab safety and CLIA requirements and guidelines. - Complete CLIA/research required reports and records for each project. - Assist with data mining and metadata for improving results of CLIA/research projects.
40-hour work week will be arranged ahead of time which may include nights and weekends.
Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
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/2019_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7_0.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required (Minimum) Qualifications: BA/BS or a combination of education and work experience to equal four years. Experience with Excel and operating/programming of laboratory liquid handling instrumentation. Demonstrated 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.
Preferred Qualifications (Selection Criteria): Experience with FileMaker Pro databases.
Internal Number: 328213
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.