Associate Research Scientists provide experience and organization for components of major programs, act as senior support to faculty-based science and work under supervision from the research manager of Genome Technologies.
The scientist is responsible for the management and execution of 3D genomics associated projects as well as development, testing, validation and implementation of new genomic technologies and protocols in the 3D genomics field. Strong background & technical skills in molecular biology, immunofluorescence and sequencing technology improvement and optimization are required. Experience in 3D genomics and epigenomics field are highly desired. Under the leadership of the senior genomics management, with limited supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for direct execution of experiments, assessment of QC for research projects, troubleshooting technical problems and driving the direction of data analysis in the research project. The incumbent will also be responsible for the design, organization, and implementation of a multitude of sequencing-based molecular biology experiments in the areas of biomedical, clinical, and biotechnology research at JAX. They will ensure that sample preparation and sequencing production is maximized and will drive new technology development, process optimization, pipeline and paper publication. A demonstrated team player with independent decision making in regard to technical and project management issues is required.
• Development, testing, validation, and implementation of new 3D genomic technologies and methodologies, improvement and optimization of protocols, including development and optimization of protocols for current library preparations
• Engage in sample QC analysis and, when necessary, provide input and suggestions for additional features and improvements on the protocols and data analysis
• Initiate scientific projects by applying new technologies and analysis capabilities to showcase their robustness and discovery power.
• May be lead PI on research grants (e.g., foundations and R01s) for project(s) that comport with the sponsoring faculty member’s program.
• Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and extensive experience in different aspects of genomics, especially in 3D genomics field, including an excellent understanding of sequence data and its applications
• 2+ year’s experience working in the genomics field
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sequencing based molecular approaches and sequencing based interrogation.
• 2+ years experience in protocol development and optimization procedures.
• Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Strong analytical, organizational, and record-keeping skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public-speaking and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated team player with the ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
• Ability to organize, manage and monitor multiple initiatives to successful completion, adapting to shifting priorities in a high-pressure environment
• Excellent initiative and organizational skills to prioritize complex tasks, projects, and workflow, and use independent judgment to make decisions regarding operations and deadlines
• Interpersonal relationship skills sufficient to allow incumbent to work effectively with individuals and groups made up of people representing a diversity of levels and degrees of sophistication
• Experience in validation and documentation of new and complex molecular biology methods.
• Strong publication record, and extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts and reports