Major job functions for this position include the following.
1) NGS Operations and Operational Process Improvement 70% - Consult with investigators on existing services and experimental design. - Project manage multiple (25+) concurrent operational projects effectively and ensure on-time completion. - Consult with investigators to help interpret the results and discuss additional analyses that might be needed. - Monitor technological developments and suggest alternative methods and protocols for NGS operations. - Develop new methods and protocols or modify existing protocols. - Perform multiple complex scientific procedures effectively, efficiently and independently. - Operate all specialized instrumentation and technologies to meet project specifications on time. - Help Operations Manager to establish and monitor process control system (QA/QC) for NGS workflows - Independently troubleshoot experiments, processes, and instruments - Work collaboratively with other staff and researchers
2) Data Collection and Analysis - 20% - Collect and analyze project-specific and other operational data using custom or vendor software. - Independently implement bioinformatic analyses, script development (e.g. Python, Perl), or database analyses (MySQL). - Assist with data mining and metadata analysis for operations projects and to improve UMGC services and processes. - Independently create presentations of experimental results and other analyses for clients and internal use.
3) Project Management - 10% - Create and track projects using the UMGC’s Laboratory-information Management System. - Keep detailed records of experiments. - Coordinate experiments with other staff members. - Conduct regular meetings with supervisor to discuss the progress of projects. - Communicate with clients and collaborators regarding project planning, status, and results.
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-fpa-75100-ben-0105-10.pdf
Required (Minimum) Qualifications: Position requires advanced degree plus at least 4 years of experience or terminal degree and 1 year of experience. Major in science with focus in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, engineering, or related field. Experience in a laboratory environment with a background in genomic research and/or high-throughput methodologies. 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. Deep and broad experience with and knowledge of next-generation sequencing technologies. Rigorous and scrupulous attention to experimental detail. Ability to think creatively about scientific problems. Facility in communicating science and technology.
Internal Number: 328040
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