The Staff Scientist/Senior Staff Scientist will be involved in all current projects in the Galas laboratory and will provide support, guidance and mentoring to research personnel at all levels. While he/she will provide management support to a variety of projects, he/she will also initiate, manage and direct his/her own projects. The candidate should be an experienced scientist, an independent thinker capable of bringing to bear novel approaches to solve complex problems, and a leader capable of fostering innovation in others in a highly collaborative atmosphere. The position will report directly to Dr. Galas. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Under the guidance of the laboratory head, work with research staff to determine and set priorities, solve problems, and proactively support project success. - Independently design and conduct experiments. - Analyze experimentally derived data and identify methodological problems, as necessary. - Distill experimental results into biologically relevant findings and communicate them to the research teams verbally and in writing. - Contribute to the preparation of grant proposals and research publications. - Contribute to and oversee the development and testing of measurement and analytical pipelines specific to the needs of a project. - Design novel strategies for high throughput molecular measurements, e.g., prepare samples and libraries for next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing. - Monitor new developments in molecular measurement technologies, e.g., sequencing technology to help maintain the Galas Lab at the forefront of sequencing-based analysis. - Provide training to technical staff, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in computational methods and next-gen sequencing, as needed.