Under the direction of the immediate supervisor(s), the Senior Scientific Liaison and Technology Resource Manager (the Academic Associate) will manage and plan the genomics projects undertaken at the Innovation Centre. She/he will liaise with internal and external scientists to held determine technology applications and operational planning of technology deployment. The academic associate is expected to work closely with the Scientific Director, members of the Internal Management Committee, internal and external investigators, genomics platform leadership and the bioinformatics platforms. She/he will also provide finance administrators appropriate updates to ensure effective financial managements of the projects.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Understand input requirements and output of NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) platforms and serve a key advisor to investigators to identify and match their needs to the most suitable approach, requiring a thorough understanding of all technologies and scientific goals involved
Directly advise users on choice and use of NGS and other technological options, based on scientific requirements and goals
Plan and oversee the smooth completion of genomics projects based on full comprehension of the technology and organizational needs.
Coordinate the actions of the genomics and bioinformatics platforms and ensure good communication between all platforms involved in a project.
Communicate and work closely with users in order to apply effectively the platform’s capabilities, recognize any needs for further technical development early on, and manage stakeholder expectations.
Manage scheduling of instruments
Keep meticulous track of projects and available capacities in order to advise the Internal Management Committee.
Be able to work in a self-sufficient manner as well as a team member
Keep abreast of any new developments in the field and new technologies
Assist in preparing manuscripts involving contributions meriting co-authorship
Serve as a key member of the IC team in international collaborations and consortia