Sequencing Programme Manager

Organization: 
The Genome Analysis Centre
Job Location: 
Norwich, UK
Salary: 
£45,000 - £47,500
Job Description: 

This post is within the Genomics Department (currently 18 FTE) and will report to the Head of Genomics. The Genomics Department includes the Library Construction, Sequencing Operations, Sequencing Technology Development and Sequencing Programme Management Groups. This post will lead the Sequencing Programme Group, managing 2 FTE Project Managers, and a 1 FTC Project Assistant.

TGAC’s state of the art DNA sequencing facility operates multiple complementary technologies for data generation that provide the foundation for analyses furthering our fundamental understanding of genomes and how they function.

We are looking to recruit a science graduate with excellent up to date knowledge of DNA sequencing techniques and data processing to lead the Sequencing Programme Group within the Genomics Department.

The successful applicant will have experience of managing a pipeline production in a scientific field and have worked in a customer/collaborator focused delivery environment. They must have experience of project planning, delivery and budgeting of a major project. They must also be an excellent team manager, highly motivated, and a good communicator.

If you would like to join a vibrant contemporary research institute working in an area of rapid technological development and innovation, and you have a proven track record in scientific programme management this is a great opportunity to further your career.

Requirements: 

Degree (at least 2.1) in relevant science subject: e.g. biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics.

PhD in molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry.

Project Management Qualification.

PhD in molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry.

Thorough technical knowledge of DNA sequencing techniques, instrumentation and applications.

Well networked with current and potential future technology providers

Strong management skills and experience.

Good knowledge of molecular biology/ biochemistry applications in genome biology.

Computational knowledge of UNIX and use of Bioinformatics programmes for sequence assembly / analysis.

Experience of managing and delivering a pipeline production in a scientific field & customer/collaborator focused delivery environ. Team & change mgt

Significant experience of DNA sequencing operations in a sequencing facility and / or delivering data for high profile projects.

Competent in the operation and data management requirements of at least two of the current Next Generation Sequencing platforms.

Experience of project planning, delivery and budgeting and the successful delivery of at least one major key project.

Success in securing grant funding from public, private or charitable funders.

Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in working as part of a senior team and in managing teams of staff undertaking specialist tasks.

Able to communicate, influence and work cooperatively with scientists from a range of disciplines and at multiple levels.

Science presentation to audiences ranging from specialist science groups to the general public.

Experience of delivering an operational activity to a range of different collaborators and stakeholders.

Experience of lecturing / practical course teaching / supervision of undergraduate / postgraduate students or delivering training courses.

About Our Organization: 

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) is a vibrant, contemporary research institute and registered charity, working in an area of rapid technological development and innovation.

TGAC is strategically funded by the BBSRC to lead the development of a skill base in bioinformatics and a genomics technology platform for UK bioscience. The Institute is located on the Norwich Research Park, together with its partners: the John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research, The Sainsbury Laboratory, the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The research park has an excellent reputation for research in plant and microbial sciences, interdisciplinary environmental science and food, diet and health, to which TGAC contributes strengths in genomics and bioinformatics. Close links exist between the NRP partners and new opportunities for collaboration in exciting new initiatives are under development. The NRP recently received £26M of government investment to facilitate innovation and further develop infrastructure to attract science and technology companies to the Park to enhance the vibrant environment and realise economic impact from research investment.

TGAC is a UK hub for innovative Bioinformatics through research, analysis and interpretation of multiple, complex data sets. It hosts one of the largest computing hardware facilities dedicated to life science research in Europe. This has been boosted recently by an e-Infrastructure grant to expand the data storage capacity to a multi-petabyte unit, deploying a high performance cluster and large-memory server enabling the allocation of processes requiring several terabytes of computing memory.

TGAC’s state of the art DNA sequencing facility operates multiple complementary technologies for data generation that provide the foundation for analyses furthering our fundamental understanding of genomes and how they function. We aim to be at the forefront of technological advances and are developing and implementing technologies to generate and analyse new types of data. We also develop novel platforms to provide access to computational tools and processing capacity for multiple academic and industrial users and promoting applications of computational bioscience. TGAC has one fully owned subsidiary, Genome Enterprise Ltd (GEL) via which it offers genomic and bioinformatics services on a trading basis and works with commercial providers on a partnership basis. TGAC also receives specific funding to enable knowledge exchange programmes which are supported across the institute teams.