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Washington University of St. Louis Research Opportunities - Genetics - 48685 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Genetics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The Genome Technology Access Center at the McDonnell Genome Institute (GTAC@MGI) was formed in 2019 and represents a union of the institution’s two major genomics research facilities. The combined unit provides scale and efficiencies to investigators that are offered by few other facilities in the nation. GTAC@MGI provides access to all of its genomics technologies and services to researchers at Washington University and beyond. GTAC@MGI offers comprehensive next-gen sequencing, microarray, PCR, and other specialized services. In addition to generating high quality genomic and transcriptomic data, we also perform data analysis and provide technological support to users to ensure maximum data value. Our goal is to return data of the highest quality and help researchers make biological sense out of the massive amounts of information generated in these experiments.

The Facility is responsible for the preparation of DNA for sequencing (library prep) and the actual operation of the sequencer. We currently use the Illumina NovaSeq, MiSeq, and MiniSeq sequencers.

Work in the lab includes but is not limited to the following:

  • NextGen library preparation. Involves both manual and automated technology.
  • RNA/DNA quality control.
  • Data warehousing.

Required Qualifications

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Next Generation Sequencing experience.
  • Experience with genomics research studies, experiments and assays, including collection of data, preparation of solutions, and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
  • Understanding of data entry, as well as the management/integrity of data.
  • Experience with data management systems and software, particularly LIMs systems and Microsoft Excel.
  • Comfortable in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively with the supervisor, as well as investigators.
  • Troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records.
  • Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment are highly desired.
  • Multitasking skills are highly desired.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Research Opportunities - Genetics - 48685

Job ID: 48685

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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