The Genomics Team at the Bioscience Core Lab supports genetics and genomics research projects at KAUST and externally. The group has state-of-the-art platforms within third-generation-sequencing, NGS, qPCR and single-cell genomics.
The person in this role works closely with the team lead, other members of the core unit and the Bioscience Core Lab Director.
She/he will be responsible for managing own projects, and projects together with the lead and the rest of the team. Projects will be focused on method developments, implementation and optimization incl. assay assessments. Furthermore there will be interactions with the users involving discussions about their research projects and user trainings.
She/he will be coaching and mentoring technicians with regard to execution of projects, laboratory protocols/assays and documentation.
She/he must stay up-to-date with technologies and also communicate knowledge obtained from external sources to members of the core unit and beyond.
Current technologies by the genomics team: HiSeq, NextSeq, MiSeq, PacBio, Biomark HD, Fluidigm C1 and Sanger sequencing
Establish, monitor and complete execution of projects together with team lead, scientists, technicians and others successfully
Ensure release of excellent quality data for genetic and genomic research projects at KAUST and for external
Review and complete project relevant documentation. Collaborate with technicians and others on this task.
Development, implementation and assessment of new assays for NGS and other technologies on a need basis
Establish and maintain an excellent level of quality in terms of procedures and documentation
Work in close collaboration with the bioinformatics team for data infrastructure, data management, primary analysis and assay assessment
Coach, mentor and train technical staff in terms of projects and new assays/technologies
Take actively part in and responsibility for own personal development and contribute with suggestions for the development of the laboratory
Stay-up-to-date with the newest technologies
Expansion of knowledge to other technologies or scientific challenges
Presentation of project results to internal and external audiences