The Jackson Laboratory

  • Job Locations US-CT-Farmington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/22/2018 7:38 PM)
    Job Title
    Genomic Technologist II/III
    Job ID
    2018-25491
    Category
    Research Associate, Research Assistant and Technician/Technologist 
  • Summary

    Genomic Technologist II/III

     

    Working under minimal supervision from the manager of Genome Technologies, the incumbent is responsible for testing, developing, streamlining, improving and implementing protocols (new or existing) using cutting-edge nucleic acid and library preparation, next generation sequencing (NGS) and associated technologies.  The incumbent will work directly with the research and clinical labs to provide services and training.  Responsibilities include testing new protocols, preparing biological samples, constructing genomic libraries and operating NGS technologies. Good knowledge in molecular biology and strong hands-on skills are critical in protocol development and implementation.  Experience in automation and protocol/process scale-up highly desired, as is direct experience with operating Illumina sequencers (HiSeq, NextSeq, MiSeq) and/or PacBio Sequencers.  Strong interpersonal and written and oral communications skills are required.

     

    The Technologist II or III are distinguishable primarily by level of education, relevant & years of experience, independent judgment, complexity of assignments, supervision required, proficiency in problem solving, and diversity of training. In addition a Technologist III will be responsible for mentoring and training other members of the lab.

    Responsibilities

    • Isolate DNA and RNA, QC samples, construct and QC NGS libraries start and QC sequence runs. Troubleshoot to solve problems as they arise. Implement process improvement to improve efficiency and minimize errors.
    • Test, develop, and implement new technologies and protocols, including automation where necessary. Document new protocols and write SOPs. Develop cost structure for new service deliverables. – 20%
    • Tech III: Train laboratory staff members in new and existing SOPs. – 10%
    • Maintain project and sample information, protocols, and experimental details through the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) – 10%

    Qualifications

    • Level II - Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with at least three years of experience working in a molecular biology laboratory, or Master’s degree with at least one year of working experience in a molecular biology laboratory.
    • Level III – Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with at least five years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory, or Master’s degree with at least three years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory.
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and identify, prioritize, and plan activities necessary to meet projected goals.
    • Good knowledge and hands-on skills on molecular biology is essential, and knowledge of NGS-based genomic research and related technologies is a plus.
    • Level III – 2+years successful experience in developing and delivering training materials
    • Positive team player
    • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and successfully carry out multiple projects at the same time to successful conclusion with minimal supervision
    • Strong attention to experimental detail and process is critically required.
    • Working experience in genomics focused laboratory and experience in data management, including laboratory information management systems (LIMS) is desired.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills required for efficient communication in scientific details in a diversified environment.

    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

     

    A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

     

    The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

     

    JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

     

    Our Values:

    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

     

    What do we have to offer?

    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

     

    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

     

    The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

     

    Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.

     

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