Manager, Sequencing Development

New York Genome Center
Job Location
101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013

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Job Description

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the Development team and ensure that quality standards are met.
  • Ensure completion of custom and special projects in a timely manner through effective allocation of resources;
  • Evaluate current sequencing operation procedures for optimization and improvement;
  • Work closely with the Innovation group to help develop new technologies and transition new technologies into the production lab;
  • Bring in new methods and technologies to the Center;
  • Recruit and interview new staff, as needed;
  • Train employees on protocols, optimized processes and troubleshooting strategies;
  • Act as mentor to subordinates to help them meet schedules, build expertise, broaden skills and/or resolve conflicts;
  • Contribute to the development of Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Provide support to the lab as needed, including sample QC, library prep, sequencing, and lab audits;
  • Work with Project Management and other teams/departments to ensure project deadlines are achieved;
  • Fill in for other Lab Manager(s), as needed;
  • Ensure that all regulatory requirements are adhered to;
  • Evaluate and purchase new equipment, as needed.
  • Work with bioinformatics analysts to interpret QC data and troubleshoot laboratory protocols;
  • Create and administer an annual budget for the Development lab;
  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or a related field required;
  • Solid knowledge of molecular biology techniques and related protocols and equipment;
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in a molecular-biology lab with at least 3+ years of experience in NGS on the Illumina Platform highly desired;
  • 2+ years laboratory and team management experience is required;
  • Demonstrated skill in troubleshooting techniques, data interpretation for sequencing runs and sequencing run quality assessment;
  • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, detail oriented, and highly motivated;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and LIMS-based systems for project management;
  • Ability to multitask is a must, along with an orientation toward teamwork and leadership;
  • Experience of a high throughput and/or commercial environment is desirable;
  • High tolerance for change will be beneficial, as NYGC is in start-up mode and the environment is rapidly transforming. 
About Our Organization

The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented individual with strong expertise in next-generation sequencing. The Manager, Sequencing Development will be responsible for managing a new sequencing operations team that handles special or custom projects, brings new methods on board, develops new protocols (many coming from the research efforts of the Technology Innovation team), oversees fast turn-around pipelines, etc. In addition, the team will be responsible for process optimization and troubleshooting all lab processes, protocols, and instrumentation in a rapidly growing next-generation sequencing facility. Working between the Technology Innovation group and the Production team, this role will be key to creating a sustainable structure for sequencing efforts at the NYGC.

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