Research Scientist (Genomics)

Organization
Genus plc
Job Location
Madison area, WI
Benefits

At Genus, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, together with the opportunities that come with working for a global organization. We offer an environment where personal growth in encouraged.

If you are interested in playing a key role for one of the most innovative and highly regarded companies in our industry, this is the business for you.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Scientist position in our Genomics laboratory.

 

Overall Responsibilities:              

This position will drive the research direction and experimental execution of laboratory activities supporting the next generation sequencing and advanced genotyping goals of the organization.

Specific accountabilities:

  • Responsible for expanding the internal capabilities related to next generation sequencing (NGS) library creation and validation for a range of downstream applications
  • Develop and validate locus specific resequencing via sequence capture or alternative enrichment protocols
  • Evaluate opportunities for liquid handling, automation and scalability as NGS platforms mature and coordinate implementation of identified solutions
  • Develop strong partnerships with internal and external providers of bioinformatics/data handling solutions
Requirements
  • Either Ph.D. or Master’s degree in genetics, genomics or other relevant discipline
  • Ph.D. level candidate will need to have practical and relevant demonstration of experimental/wet-lab activities involving next-generation sequencing in relation to their thesis work
  • Master’s level candidate will need to have sufficient academic and/or industry experience in optimizing next generation sequencing activities to support R&D activities
  • Deep experience with all aspects of handling DNA (i.e. extraction from diverse species, proper handling and storage, validation/QC, enzymatic manipulation, ligation, cloning, and diverse amplification strategies)
  • Demonstrated experience in use of diverse laboratory equipment/protocols to generate and validate NGS libraries
  • Familiarity with liquid handling systems and associated LIMS tracking would be preferred
About Our Organization

Genus plc is a global market leader in porcine, dairy and beef genetic improvements.  We are at a transformative stage of our evolution towards becoming a true agricultural biotechnology pioneer.  At the core of this evolution is a world class team driving the application of technology platforms including genomic selection, biosystems engineering and gene editing.

Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

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