Clinical Sequencing Technical Director/Lab Manager

Genome Institute of Singapore
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Job Description: 

POLARIS (Personalised OMIC Lattice for Advanced Research and Improving Stratification) is an A*STAR supported initiative where a consortium of scientists and clinicians across Singapore will work together to move cutting-edge science such as genomics and metabolomics directly into the clinic and patient care. POLARIS will form a central enabling infrastructure for national programs in stratified medicine, where these methods will be used to identify appropriate therapies for patients and ensure that the appropriate treatments are administered. Applications are now being accepted for the following positions:

1. Technical Director for Sequencing Lab. You will assist the Laboratory Director to create a new NGS laboratory and obtain CAP-certification. Responsibilities are primarily laboratory based: provide technical oversight of the laboratory, develop and validate new protocols, develop a staff Competency Assessment Program, and other processes required for certification. You must have at least 4 years NGS hands-on lab experience, with good communication skills (English; written and oral). Prior experience in a clinical laboratory or knowledge of laboratory quality programs will be an advantage.
2. Lab Manager. You will manage a NGS sequencing laboratory, assisting the Laboratory Director on the non-technical aspects of lab management. Responsibilities include developing document control systems, a quality management program (project management, sample control and tracking), chemical hygiene plan. You should have at least 2 years NGS hands-on lab experience, and good people skills.


1. Good communication skills in English (written and verbal).
2. At least 4 yrs NGS experience (Director) or 2 yrs NGS experience (Manager).
3. At least a relevant bachelor's degree.

Familiarity with CLIA or CAP regulations would be an advantage.

About Our Organization: 

The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is the national flagship program for the genomic sciences in Singapore with a global vision that seeks to use genomic sciences to improve public health and public prosperity. As a center for genomic discovery, the GIS will pursue the integration of technology, genetics and biology towards the goal of individualized medicine.
GIS houses over 300 scientists, trainees and staff. The major technical platforms of high throughput sequencing, molecular cytogenetics, bioinformatics, proteomics and expression array technologies have been integrated with programs in molecular and cellular biology, computational biology and population genetics.