The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is currently recruiting for a Genomic Sequencing Platform Assistant . The Genomic Sequencing Platform Assistant provides support in the operations of genomic sequencing process to determine complete DNA sequences utilizing high-throughput genomic sequencing platforms.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Assist in processing high-throughput genomic sequencing platforms
Performs daily tasks of the laboratory utilizing genomic sequencing platforms
Identifies maintenance and repair needs of the platform. May assist in development and implementation of new protocols, methods, and applications
Advises Principle Investigators on sequencing platform utilization
Regularly reports sequencing platform performance and schedules to the Laboratory Manager
Adheres to standard operating procedures governing the operation of high-throughput genomic sequencing platforms
Assists in the preparation of reports, manuscripts, posters, publications; presents findings at scientific conferences.
Perform other duties as required.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related Life Sciences field of study related to the research of the genomic sequencing laboratory.
Preferred: Prior experience in Next-Gen Sequencing and use of laboratory automation equipment, including liquid handling systems is preferred.
Prior experience in the use of laboratory Information management Systems (LIMS), preferred.
Other: For a unique combination of education and experience, validation of credit hours and experience may be considered.*
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation. *
Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the laboratory, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research laboratory. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent molecular biology skills including DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, electrophoresis, cloning etc.
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications with subordinates peers, supervisors, and Principle Investigators.
Ability to operate in a high-throughput sequencing facility.
Ability to perform various routine, and maintenance procedures on high-throughput genomic platforms.
Knowledge of genomic approaches, including genome sequencing, genotyping, transcriptomics, and metagenomics.
Knowledge of molecular biology techniques, including preparation of genomic and transcriptomic libraries.
Knowledge of genomic data analysis concepts and high-capacity data storage systems.
Ability to assist on project and experimental design related to genomic platforms.
Ability to incorporate the use of automation equipment with genomic platforms.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3320C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute for Genome Sciences
Job Posting: Jan 28, 2019
Unposting Date: Feb 17, 2019, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 113141
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
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