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The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine (SOM) Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology become a single Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) on July 1, 2020. The DLMP employs ~ 130 faculty, 800 staff, 60 residents and fellows, and 50 post docs and graduate students, with an annual budget of over $200 million: ~ $141 million in the SOM and ~$65 million in UW Medicine. A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for cutting edge patient care, research and educational programs, we combine the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomical pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve the five state WWAMI region: WA, WY, AK, MT, and ID.
We offer over 30 graduate medical education programs, including 18 subspecialty clinical fellowships (ACGME & Non-ACGME), a residency program in clinical and anatomical pathology, a clinical research fellowship, a post sophomore fellowship, and 13 medical student clerkships. Our graduate programs provide innovative educational opportunities to developing medical practitioners and bio clinical researchers. The Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD Program trains students to use advances in basic sciences to solve problems relevant to human disease; and, to use insights from human disease processes to solve fundamental biological problems. The UW Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a dual degree MD/PhD program between the SOM and UW Research. The program trains scientists to develop a broad knowledge in medicine and the ability to productively investigate detailed mechanisms associated with human diseases.
Our operations are based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Our collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic clinical and anatomical pathology. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.
The Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) is seeking a highly qualified and innovative 1.0 FTE Technical Genomics Core Director to lead a single cell analysis & high-throughput sequencing core facility. This high-throughput sequencing core will develop and implement standardized and specialized library preparation protocols, provide sequencing services, and advise and coordinate ISCRM faculty and trainees in experimental design and analysis. The long-term goal of this core facility will be to provide a wide range of genomics services for ISCRM research faculty. The Technical Genomics Core Director will be expected to develop a sustainable strategic plan, and work with faculty to prioritize future instrumentation and services, as well as organize and run sequencing procedures for optimal cost effective service. The Technical Genomics Core Director is expected to (1) perform and coordinate sequencing runs, (2) hold trainings on the instrumentation, experimental design, and analysis platforms, (3) interact and interface with various genomics-focused research centers and programs, and (4) facilitate and enhance genomics and data science at ISCRM. The successful applicant should have significant hands-on experience in contemporary high-throughput sequencing technologies (ie. DNA library preparation, quality control assessment, and analysis platforms), basic knowledge on first-run bioinformatic analysis, and instrumentation. A candidate must hold outstanding interpersonal skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Technical Genomics Core Director will work with ISCRM’s executive leadership for achieving the Core’s mission and strategic vision and overseeing all designated Genomics Core activities. In particular, the director will: •Identify and manage strategic vision for the core including: core growth (ie. personnel needs and development of a service (recharge) center), budget planning, and new technology implementation. •Manage core budget and finances with ISCRM’s fiscal manager The Genomics Core Technical Director is also responsible for overall supervision of the Core laboratory, its day-to-day operations, and developing new experimental procedures and/or services as needed.
Detailed Job Responsibilities •Maintain, troubleshoot, and perform day-to-day work on sequencing equipment (specifically: NextSeq 2000, 10X Chromium, and Tape Station). •Performs procedures associated with DNA sequencing (ie. DNA library preparation, sample quantification & preparation, and sequencer operation). •Implement workflows for sequencing applications for ChIPseq, RNAseq, ATACseq, and Spatial transcriptomics as well as single cell RNAseq and ATACseq. •Develop, test, implement and evaluate new and creative approaches to meeting core lab and institutional goals. •Responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of services, programs, protocols, policies and procedures, and performance standards within the Genomics Core. •Ensure that consultation is available for ISCRM members on matters relating to the quality and interpretation of the sequencing runs. •Will supervise junior and/or senior level staff. •Provide training on the equipment and accessing bioinformatics platforms available on ISCRM’s Hyak supercomputer node. •Manage data storage and access for ISCRM members. •Develop, assess, and adapt new technologies, protocols and software. •Provide vision for the continued development of the Genomics Sequencing Core. •Assist faculty in the preparation of grants that utilize genomics, transcriptomics, and single cell approaches. •Proactively interface with ISCRM labs to enable proper experimental design and provide suggestions on approach. •Established contacts with programs and businesses outside of UW to keep the core current on the latest genomics technologies.
REQUIREMENTS: •Ph.D. degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular & cellular biology, genome sciences, or bioengineering with hands-on experience in single cell and bulk sequencing or an equivalent combination of education and work experience •5-7 years of relevant experiences •Proficiency in the use of a wide variety of molecular biology techniques and DNA library preparation, research equipment and research related software. •Proficiency with Information Systems used within the department. •Outstanding communication, technical, and organizational skills. •Ability to handle and interpret data.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Diversity Statement: Candidates will be asked to describe activities and circumstances that illustrate their commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment. These may include personal circumstances the candidate had to overcome, knowledge of different dimensions of diversity, and the candidate’s contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusivity as well as how the candidate would contribute to the same within the ISCRM community.
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