The Jackson Laboratory is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with a strong background in molecular biology and genetics, and experience in next generation sequencing, to join our dynamic Next-Gen Sequencing services team in the role of Genomic Scientist. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment and strive for the highest quality work. The ideal candidate will provide process support to all aspects of the Next-Gen pipeline as well as manage new sequencing technologies from initiation to implementation. This includes development, testing, validation and implementation of new genomic technologies and protocols. Strong background and technical skills in molecular biology and sequencing technology improvement and optimization are required. Under very limited supervision, this person will be responsible for direct execution of experiments, assessment of QC for research/or service projects, and troubleshooting technical problems. They ensure that sample preparation and sequencing production is maximized through new technology development, process optimization and pipeline and protocol development. Independent decision making in regard to technical and project management issues is a critical necessity.
• 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 provide solutions for protocol and data analysis improvements
• Initiate scientific projects by applying new technologies and analysis capabilities
• Publish in peer review journals, contribute to scientific research papers, grant applications and reports