Genomics Research Associate 5656BR College of Science COS Thomas H Gosnell School of Life Sciences
Detailed Job Description Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (GSoLS) recently acquired an Illumina MiSeq Next Generation Sequencing System (NGS) and will be purchasing a Illumina NovaSeq in the near future. These systems will improve our in-house capacity for research and enhance our instruction capabilities in our Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience, Biology, Bioinformatics and Environmental Sciences academic programs.
The research scientist will provide technical assistance to NGS affiliated GSoLS faculty, staff and students and external faculty in support of research and scholarship in addition to laboratory course instruction that have NGS components.
The position responsibilities include:
Performing pre- and post-sequencing analyses using the MiSeq/NovaSeq NGS systems from quality control to data acquisition and bioinformatical analyses.
Maintain the NGS systems and related equipment and act as the primary responsible party for troubleshooting issues in order to provide advice to faculty/students to support research/teaching activities.
Maintaining accurate documentation of all laboratory activities, including reagents and consumable inventories.
Implement new methodologies and services to support the MiSeq/NovaSeq NGS systems.
Have a mastery of molecular biology techniques pertaining to genomics-based technologies.
Efficiently manage internal and external projects.
Maintain a highly professional demeanor and collegiality with faculty/staff/students.
Excellent communication skills including technical/scientific writing to support scholarship.
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (GSoLS) comprises 28 full-time Faculty; approximately 300 full-time students across our undergraduate majors of Biology, Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Environmental Science; and 50 graduate students in our two Masters programs in Bioinformatics and Environmental Science. GSoLS is known for high-quality education, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, excellent research and expertise in target areas including bioinformatics, computational biology, earth and environmental science, biotechnology and STEM education.
The RIT College of Science offers 13 undergraduate programs and 14 graduate programs including 4 PhD and 17 BS/MS programs. The College has established an inclusive community that embraces social justice and equity among our education, research, and the scientific community at large. Our students benefit from the intersection of science and technology at RIT, including access and training with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and facilities starting in their first year at RIT. As one of the top external grant-funded colleges on campus, the College of Science gives students unrivaled opportunities to engage in real-world research with supportive faculty mentors. Our alumni stand out from their peers at Cornell, MIT, Harvard, Regeneron, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Cleveland Clinic, just to name a few.
Required Minimum Qualifications Masters Degree (Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics or related field) with a minimum of 3 years of professional laboratory experience in the area of genomics.
Specialized Skills: Experience with DNA/RNA and library preparation for next generation sequencing, quality control with bioanalyzer, and bioinformatics analyses of next generation sequencing data.
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .