Senior Manager of Genome Technologies Operations

Organization
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
10 Discovery Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT is seeking a Senior Manager of Genome Technologies to supervise the operations and technical staff in The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) Genome Technologies (GT) services.  A primary responsibility is the management of the GT team to ensure that the quality and throughput of the services are consistent and of a high standard and meets the demands of the customers.  Position requires a high degree of expertise in the field of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and functional genomic analysis such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq.  The Manager is responsible for implementing new production ready methods and instrumentation for GT service offerings.  Position also requires administrative duties such as service reports grant progress reports, costing and budget management. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage the genomics technology pipelines and operation to provide high quality and efficient services.  Manage technical staff through performance reviews and coaching.  Foster communication through individual and group meetings with team members.  Assign group resources to processes/projects maximizing throughput and quality.  Manage customer relations and ensure second-to-none customer experience while leveraging internal and outsourced NGS capacities (e.g. NYGC).  Maintain accurate cost analyses for all service processes.  Impact maintenance and implementation of new functionality in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).  Generate monthly, quarterly, and annual metrics reports. 
  • Facilitate and/or lead meetings with investigators concerning experimental design and on-going project status.  Present pertinent information to key internal and external audiences, at user meetings, conferences, courses, and lab tours.
  • Responsible for scale up and delivery of new production services as well as implementing improvements to existing processes. 
  • Collaborate with Computational Sciences (CS) to coordinate data processing and analysis practices including the investigation and development of tools and methods to assist staff in analysis of data from experiments.
  • Partner closely with the Director of Genome Technologies and the Senior Manager of GT-JMG (Bar Harbor, ME) to coordinate efforts across the Bar Harbor and Connecticut campuses, including periodic travel between campuses. 
  • Technical leadership.  Data is delivered with the highest quality and accuracy as possible while meeting established or expected timelines.
  • Effective team management.  Team members are provided with adequate feedback and training as well as opportunity for growth and advancement.  Cross-training on all critical applications is a priority.
  • Effective administrative management of service.  Quarterly reports, metrics, billing are performed accurately and on time.
  • Effective fiscal management of service.  With input from the Associate Director and financial analysts, develop accurate service costs, budgets and forecasts.
  • Process improvement.
  • Effective customer service.  As a part of performance reviews, customers will be surveyed to gain feedback on performance.

 

Requirements
  • Demonstrated expertise in the application of genomic technologies to genetics and functional genomic research efforts in a research or commercial environment.
  • Direct experience with operation of technologies and/or analysis of data generated by HTS and/or other genomic technologies. Hands on experience with Next Gen Sequencing platforms and sample preparation methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with quality control in a production operating environment.
  • Ability to offer guidance to services users in developing NGS/genomics-based experimental design.
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology or related field with at least 5-years of genomics core lab management experience; Masters in related field with 8-10 years of experience would be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant proposal preparation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by publications and presentations.
  • Demonstrated success in personnel management, team building and mentoring.
  • Facility with common financial management principles and metrics.

 

 

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.jax.org/careers, requisition #4759.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

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