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.
-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.
- 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.
-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