Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Researcher II – Genomics for the Human Genetics Institute of NJ. This position provides laboratory operational management for all clinical and research genomics projects at the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository including consultation, execution and analysis of a variety of technologies in the genomics arena, specifically pertaining to next generation sequencing ( NGS) technology, both in the research and clinical environments. This position works under the guidance of the technical and operational analytical directors to make technology and data quality decisions for project reports.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Manages, trains, and schedules lab technicians and hourly student workers in various sequencing protocols and laboratory operations and procedures.
Oversees laboratory management issues and makes operational decisions with respect to specific projects including the scheduling of technicians on a laboratory level and communicates with project management and RUCDR Directors in reviewing project performance, status and deadlines on an ongoing basis.
Performs independent data review and reporting for all routine, existing and future, research and clinical sequencing projects at RUCDR and is assists managers in new technology development and evaluation.
Plays a supervisory role for the clinical and research sequencing personnel and oversees routine lab and instrument maintenance and performance.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Masters Degree in Life Sciences field.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in advanced laboratory operations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have several years experience supervising and managing a high volume complex laboratory that coordinates activities with multiple other divisions.
Ability to work independently to perform lab work in this area
In order to supervise the sequencing and clinical genomics teams on various sequencing projects, this person must have an in depth understanding of genomic technologies, such as PCR, qPCR, library preparation and next generation and Sanger sequencing etc.
Reasonable understanding of pricing and budgeting since this person will need manage the lab inventory, order supplies and work with business teams to draft reports and proposals for sequencing projects for new clients.
Good understanding of automation equipment and workflows in order to work with automation team managers to automate all sequencing protocols, in both the clinical and research environment, to ensure accuracy and avoid user related errors for high throughput projects.
PhD in Biology, Molecular biology or related life Sciences field is preferred.
Experience working with Illumina HiSeq, MiSeq and NextSeq systems and Ion-Torrent DNA sequencer is needed.
Will need to implement new protocols and work with vendors and internal team for upgrading to new technologies and instrumentation as needed for various projects.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Job requires handling sophisticated instrumentation , standing for extended periods of time and might require lifting heavy packages (reagents/equipment up to 30 lbs).
Posting Number: 19ST3338
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 96508
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.