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Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Next Gen Sequencing

Employer
Rush University
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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General Summary:

Post-doctoral scientist in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Molecular Genomics to 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.

Principal Duties and 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Disclaimer:

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

The Rush University Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC) is a leading experimental and epidemiological center for the study of Alzheimer's disease. Over the past decade, the RADC has carried out numerous community-based cohort studies and generated multi-omic data from human specimens (https://www.radc.rush.edu/). An ongoing effort is to expand our Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform to discover molecular biomarkers and genetic drivers for early diagnosis and therapeutic interventions of Alzheimer's disease. As part of this major expansion, we are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc Scientist in NGS and Molecular Genomics. This Scientist will lead our NGS effort in developing cutting-edge sequencing platform and single cell multi-omics technologies.

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

Job Requirements:

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 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.

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.

Company Highlights:

  • 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.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a five-time Magnet® facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status.

  • Rush was ranked #1 Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by Nurse.org.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

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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