Associate Director for Genomic Technology

State University of New York at Buffalo (UB)
Job Location
Buffalo, NY 14203
Job Description


Posting Number: 1600418

Posting Period: 07/12/2016 to 08/20/2016

Employer: Research Foundation

The University at Buffalo’s Genomics & Bioinformatics Core (GBC), located within the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life sciences (CBLS), has an opening for an Associate Director for Genomic Technology. The GBC is a university asset providing next-generation sequencing and gene expression services to both academia and industry. Along with supporting academic research, the GBC plays a critical role in UB’s economic development mission by collaborating with industry partners/clients to support their R&D needs.

 The Associate Director for Genomic Technology will work closely with the Associate Director for Bioinformatics under the direction of the Core’s Director, providing day-to-day management and oversight of genomics operations. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with a range of molecular biology assays, including but not limited to next-generation sequencing (library preparation and sequencing), microarrays, epigenetic assays, and other genomic/gene expression assays. 

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership and Management

-Oversee and manage R&D activities within core. Maintain Standard Operating Procedures.

-Provide effective leadership, guidance and mentorship to research and technical staff.

-Consult with prospective users (faculty, clinicians, fellows and graduate students, industry clients) on appropriate methodologies to accomplish their research goals.

-Implement projects and deliver results in a timely manner.

-Assist the Core Director with the facility’s financial management, such as lab budgeting using accounting practices; interact with UB financial services and accounting department to develop rates and manage billing/invoicing.

 Scientific Goals

-Design experiments, conduct research and lead the group in stabilizing protocols to build a competitive and attractive offerings portfolio.

-Develop novel applications that fully utilize the advantages of next-generation sequencing and gene expression technologies for the UB research community, as well as scientific and industry collaborators.

-Collaborate and interact with peers within and outside of UB. Assist in manuscript preparation and grant applications

-Attend and present data at internal status update meetings, external meetings and conferences.

 Minimum Qualifications

- PhD in relevant field (e.g. Genomics, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Established genomics scientist with a at least eight years of experience in general modern molecular biology techniques and minimum of two years NGS experience, ideally on the Illumina platform.

-Demonstrated experience in evaluating, developing and implementing genomic technologies

-Ability to work well with others in a team environment.

-Ability to multi-task and prioritize in an environment with multiple demands and ongoing projects.

 Preferred Qualifications

-Experience managing genomic center laboratory operations and supervising staff.

-Familiarity with epigenetic assays.

-Experience with liquid handling robot.

-Some experience or familiarity with single-cell transcriptomics, microbiome research and basic genomics data analysis.

 Date to be filled: ASAP

Research Foundation is a EEO/AA employer


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