Genomics Laboratory Group Leader

David H. Murdock Research Institute
Job Location
150 Research Campus Drive
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Commensurate with skills and experience

Full time employees at the DHMRI are allotted paid time off including vacation days, personal days and sick leave. Health, vision and dental benefits are offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Flex-spending and 401k programs are also available to full-time employees.

Job Description

As the Genomics Laboratory Group Leader, you will collaborate with academic, industry and government partners on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) and beyond. These collaborations will include study design, data generation and analysis using next generation sequencing and microarray-based approaches for whole genome, exome and targeted sequencing, methylation profiling and gene expression analysis both at the aggregate and single cell levels. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of projects, from shipment and receipt of sample to data delivery, ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. As the Group Leader, you will develop standard operating procedures within a controlled document environment, conduct quality control assays, monitor process control and work with the bioinformatics team to perform data analysis.

  • PhD Scientist with ≥ 6 years’ experience in a field related to genetics or genomics
  • Expertise in “nextgen” sequencing applications including those from Illumina, 10X Genomics and/or Pacific BioSciences.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Excellent skills in experimental design, implementation, troubleshooting, and data analysis.
  • Experience managing large datasets and interacting with databases and software tools.
  • Experience supervising technical staff.
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with strong initiative and sense of ownership when driving projects to completion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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About Our Organization

We are located on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) just north of Charlotte, in Kannapolis, NC. 

Founded by Dole Foods Chairman and visionary David H. Murdock, our aim is to provide scientific expertise and advanced instrumentation to collaborators focused on transforming science at the intersection of human health, nutrition and agriculture. We provide services to companies, institutions and researchers throughout the world and for the NCRC’s university, corporate and healthcare partners. We operate on the belief that no single science or platform provides comprehensive analysis to allow confident decision making. That belief empowers the adoption and incorporation of a multidisciplinary, integrated approach that includes genomics, analytical sciences (metabolomics and proteomics), cellular sciences and bioinformatics resulting in research that exceeds the expectations of our partners and clients.

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