Research Associate - Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics
Less than 5 years experience •
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To conduct independent and directed scientific studies and research in support of a Principal Investigator's research for a Medical Center.The Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics in the Division of Human Genetics, provides molecular genetics and cytogenetics diagnostic services for internal patients as well as patients worldwide. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD degree in molecular genetics, molecular biology, or related field, who is passionate in applying knowledge in life science into clinical data analysis and interpretation. The candidate would join a team of genomic scientists and analysts-bioinformatics who perform next generation sequencing data processing and analysis on clinical samples.
Design, execute and record laboratory experiments; apply standard scientific/research protocols to experiments, research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Design and perform experiments and record data according to research protocol. Independently reproduce, evaluate, research and improve techniques currently used. Adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. Develop, set-up and verify new procedures in the laboratory. Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new assays and new protocols; design formats. Discuss relevant insights about experimental results with Director and provide useful recommendations and analysis. Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Maintain and repair equipment; monitor proper use by personnel. Maintain optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks. Demonstrate performance at work, consistency in carrying out instructions, accuracy & attention to detail, achieving expected results & continuous improvement.
Draft, write and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles and abstracts. Present at local, national and international scientific meetings.
Train and supervise the work of other laboratory personnel as appropriate. Maintain an integral role in the laboratory's meetings, presentations and publications. Present information on research and laboratory work to others at laboratory meetings, journal clubs and seminars. Demonstrate attendance and punctuality, ability to work independently & display initiative and dedication
Assist in preparing, writing and maintaining fiscal budget. Monitor expenditures and prepare capital expenditure requests. Prepare, approve and initiate check requests; track funding, maintain accurate balance and resolve any discrepancies.
May act as a mentor to more junior staff, serve as the contact for resolution of complex issues, provide education, guidance and work direction. May provide input and feedback to managers on hiring decisions, professional development and performance management.
•Ph.D., M.D or equivalent degree in related discipline.
•3 years of related postdoctoral experience
Applicants with extensive experience in human gene to phenotype association analysis, variant interpretation, as well as with excellent oral and written communication skills, strong work ethic and ability to work in a collaborative team environment, are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral research experiences in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, or cancer biology are also desirable.
Job Number: 97108