The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) seeks an experienced Research Associate to support next-generation sequencing and genomic profiling methodologies in the Laboratory Core for the Collaborative Health Research Initiative Program (CHIRP) at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. CHIRP is a collaborative precision medicine research program between the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense with a focus on heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CHIRP.
- Evaluates input sample quality and generates diverse types of sequencing libraries from nucleic acid samples.
- Plans and conducts genomic profiling experiments under the supervision of the Laboratory Core Manager.
- Conducts library clustering and sequencing runs on Illumina and other available platforms.
- Performs and interprets quality control of primary data and generates output data from bioinformatics pipeline.
- Investigates library and sequencing run failures and implements solutions.
- Maintains up-to-date training for laboratory protocols and workflows for genomic methodologies.
- Conducts critical laboratory record keeping in laboratory notebooks and laboratory information management system.
- Performs routine data analysis and reporting.
- Assists with the report of experimental results for publication in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
- May provide guidance to lower level laboratory staff.
- Performs routine laboratory maintenance including individual regulatory training.