Sequencing Specialist

Harvard University - Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Job Location
Cambridge, MA 02138
Job Description

The Bauer Core Facility (Harvard University Division of Science) seeks an instrument specialist to support sequencing technologies with a focus on single cell sequencing.

Duties include: expand support for single cell sequencing in the core through use of new instrumentation, automation, and optimization of existing protocols; prepare and assess the quality and quantity of libraries for Illumina sequencing from various sample sources; train and support researchers who prepare their own samples for sequencing; operate Illumina HiSeq and NextSeq instruments. The Sequencing Specialist must work closely with other members of the sequencing team to keep the sequencing pipeline working smoothly. He or she may be asked to help support users on other core instruments/techniques and be assigned other duties as necessary.

Basic QualificationsA BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology, or Engineering and at least three years of laboratory experience including one year DNA sequencing is required.Additional QualificationsExperience with Illumina library preparation, single cell sequencing, and laboratory automation is preferred. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential.
Additional InformationThis is a two-year term position with the possibility of extension based on performance and available funding.

When applying for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document -- CV followed by cover letter.

We regret that Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

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