Genomics Core Manager

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Minimum $60,000 +/year plus benefits
June 07 2018
JobID 4475
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Lab Manager

Hiring Department:  Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification:  $60,000 +/year, Full-Time, Benefitted, Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule:   Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.  To apply visit and look for JobID 4475.  Click on the red apply button.

Position Details:   A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

This successful applicant will manage ongoing next-generation sequencing research in the Epigenetics Biomedical Informatics Core.  He/She will help individual investigators conduct projects involving next-generation sequencing and analysis of big data datasets. He/She will assist with the design and analysis of next-generation sequencing experiments including data generated by UND researchers and their collaborators as well as on publicly available genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics data. 

Manage Biomedical Informatics Core Laboratory Functions

  • Manage, design, execute, and analyze data of next-generation sequencing experiments on behalf of the Core in consultation with investigators.
  • Execute library preparations and other molecular biology procedures associated with next-generation sequencing experiments including quality control of DNA/RNA from samples provided by investigators.
  • Operate and maintain computers used with data analysis and associated with Core equipment such as MISEQ, digital droplet PCR, and bioanalyzer.
  • Analyze and interpret data, including bioinformatics and biostatistics, both independently and as part of the team of researchers.
  • Generate semi-annual reports on the Core's programmatic and budgetary performance in compliance with requirements set by external funding agencies such as the NIH.

Manage and maintain equipment and laboratory inventory

  • Track laboratory inventory and procure reagents in a timely manner.
  • Properly store reagents and be aware of their expiration dates.
  • Coordinate shipments for reagents, equipment, and supplies intended for the Core.
  • Properly arrange for and ship samples and other reagents to outside sequencing facilities.
  • Maintain Core laboratory equipment including annual maintenance contracts with equipment manufacturers.
  • Provide oversight to the proper reagent handling and safety procedures in the Core laboratory.
  • Organize and maintain projects and all data generated with the help of the Core.

Manage Project Information

  • Manage all core project information including project information, raw data, analyzed data, and steps taken for data analysis.
  • Track Core usage data, generate and disseminate reports, as approprioate.
  • Summarize and compile research data to assist with preparation of manuscripts and grants for submission.

Manage and Supervise Core Personnel

  • Help hire, train, evaluate, supervise, and perform disciplinary tasks as necessary for Core personnel noted on Page 5.
  • Evaluate current training and operating procedures and processes for employees, draft new policies and procedures, as necessary.
  • Provide appropriate feedback and performance improvement measures and guidance.
  • Maintain organization chart for the Core group supervised, recommend changes as necessary.
  • Attend supervisory training sessions as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Competencies expected of the position:

  • Ability to work in a BSL2 laboratory with appropriate safety training and apparel.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Willingness to learn new skills in bioinformatics data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a busy lab enviornment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genomics, or other related field.
  • 2 years of experience in either a dry or wet lab.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with command line computing.
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genomics or other related field.
  • Experience in both a wet and dry lab outside of a classroom/teaching environment.
  • Experience with a scripting language such as R, python, perl, or javascript.
  • Experience working with a Linux operating system.

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