Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Chicago, Illinois
November 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description:

The Rush University Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC) is leading experimental and epidemiological center for the study of Alzheimer's disease, which has no preventative drugs, and is expected to soon triple in incidence. Over the past two decades, the RADC has carried out numerous community-based cohort studies to better understand Alzheimer's disease and aging.

The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Molecular Genomics to join their dynamic team.

General Summary:

The Post-doctoral scientist in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Molecular Genomics will lead our NGS effort in developing cutting-edge sequencing platform and single cell multi-omics technologies. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop new NGS and single cell omics capabilities and workflows

  • Conduct day-to-day NGS experiments, problem solving and work prioritization

  • Run bioinformatics analysis and quality control for NGS datasets to ensure data quality

  • Calculate, graph and compile NGS data and present results in scientific meetings

  • NGS capacity planning, billing and writing scientific reports

Position Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in the fields of Molecular biology, Genetics, Functional Genomics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience or related fields

  • Extensive demonstrated experience in molecular biology and genetics/genomics including DNA/RNA isolation and manipulation, vector cloning, PCR, qPCR, NGS library prep, QC and sequencing.

  • Experience with single cell multi-omics and 10X Genomics technologies

  • Experience with high throughput operation of automated liquid handler

  • Proficiency with bioinformatics software packages (such as R, Python and JMP) is a plus

  • Demonstrated superior ability for experiment planning, execution and troubleshooting, and ability to develop/optimize new assays

  • Demonstrated skills in organization, analysis and communication

  • Proven ability to work independently and in collaborative team environments

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.

  • As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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