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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 Library Construction Group (5 FTE).
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 PhD scientist with knowledge of molecular biology techniques to lead the Library Construction Group within the Genomics Department.
The successful applicant will be a recognised expert in library construction, with demonstrable experience of managing a team and successful planning of multiply workflows. They will be highly motivated, an excellent communicator and able to manage change.
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 library construction, this is a great opportunity to further your career in Genomics.
PhD in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or other relevant scientific field.
Postdoctoral level knowledge of modern molecular biology techniques.
Biological Health and Safety Experience.
Significant experience in DNA sequencing.
Knowledge of computing software for DNA analysis.
Knowledge of databases for project management / data tracking.
Recognised expert in library construction technologies with exposure at an international level.
Demonstrated experience of successful planning and management of multiple projects / workflows.
Staff management experience.
Successful management of part or whole of a successful large project (e.g. EU project, involving multiple collaborators).
Scientific writing – papers, grant applications.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate with people at all levels.
Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead a team in a rapidly changing environment.
Excellent scientific presenter.
Willing and able to travel to attend international meetings and conferences.
Excellent team player as well as team leader.
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.