Genomics Scientist

The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location
Farmington, CT 06032
Job Description


POSITION TITLE: Genomics Scientist



The Genomic Scientist is responsible for managing and execution of sequencing based projects as well as development, testing, validation and implementation of new genomic technologies and protocols. Under the leadership of the senior genomics management, with very limited supervision, this person will be responsible for direct execution of experiment, assessment of QC for research/or service projects, and troubleshooting technical problems.  The person will also be responsible for designing organization and implementation of a multitude of sequencing-based molecular biology experiments in areas related to JAX research in biomedical, clinical and biotechnology. Will ensure that sample preparation and sequencing production is maximized to the upmost productivity as well involve new technology development, process optimization and pipeline and protocol development.  Independent decision making in regard to technical and project management issues is absolutely necessary.



  • Development, testing, validation and implementation of the new genomic technologies and methodologies, improvement and optimization of protocols including development and optimization of protocols for HTS library preparations

  • Engage in sample/sequencing QC analysis and, when necessary, provide input and suggestions for additional features and improvements on the protocols and data analysis

  • Initiate scientific projects by applying new technologies and analysis capabilities to showcase their robustness and discovery power

  • Publish in peer review journals; contribute to scientific research papers, grant applications and reports



  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and record-keeping skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public-speaking and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.



  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and extensive experience in different aspects of genomics, including an excellent understanding of sequence data and its applications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sequencing based molecular approaches and sequencing based interrogation.

  • Extensive experience in protocol development and optimization procedures.

  • Experience in validation and documentation of new and complex molecular biology methods, and in HTS library preparation, operation and downstream data QC.

  • Strong publication record, and extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts and reports

  • Prior LIMS (Laboratory Informatics Management System) experience is preferred.



    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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