Genomics Laboratory Manager

Tampa, FL
Commensurate with experience
July 17 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Lab Manager

Genomics Laboratory Mmanager position available

Scientist Manager, Shriners Hospitals for Children Laboratory of Genomic and Precision Medicine, Tampa FL

Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) is a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 facilities dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care regardless of their ability to pay.

SHC is seeking a scientist with the expertise and management skills to direct the research activities of the newly created Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) Laboratory for Genomic and Precision Medicine. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating the collection of tissue samples from multiple SHC clinical sites; developing SOPs for harvest and shipment of samples, for nucleic acid extraction and for preparation of libraries for NGS. Responsibilities also include developing quality control metrics for all phases of the genomics workflow, managing tools for electronic storage and tracking of DNA samples and sequence data. The successful applicant will also supervise SHC laboratory personnel and participate in the education of other SHC professional staff. The position reports to the SHC Vice-President, Research Programs and has outstanding potential for growth.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in chemistry, genetics, molecular biology, or a related discipline and at least three years of post-doctoral genetics and genomics experience in academia or industry. Hands-on experience in nucleic acid methods including extraction, purification and analytical methods such as gel electrophoresis, PCR and qPCR and NGS/WGS/WES. Demonstrated experience with data analysis tools used in NGS as well as statistical methods of research. Effective oral and communication skills are an absolute requirement.

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