Senior Scientific Liaison and Technology Resource Manager (Academic Associate)

McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center
Job Location
740 Dr Penfield
McGill University
Montreal, QC H3A 0G1
Job Description

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






(from generic)

  • PhD (with 5+ years of postdoctoral work experience) or MSc with equivalent experience in genomics, particularly in high throughput platforms including next generation sequencing is essential.
  • Project Management training or equivalent

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

  • Demonstrated scientific project management skills in industry or academia
  • Demonstrated success in research related to genomics, notably next generation sequencing
  • Participation in international consortia in genomics
  • Previous hands- on experience in genomics, including high throughput genotyping and next generation sequencing technology is required. Experience in bioinformatics related to genomics is advantageous.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce publication quality manuscripts or contribute as co-author to high impact publications.
  • Ability to work independently yet be a team player, in a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Familiarity with databases, and LIMS (Laboratory information Management System) systems.
How to Apply

Please submit your application to: by quoting in the reference number AA20150508


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