at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Working under minimal supervision from the scientists in Genome Technologies, the incumbent is responsible for testing, developing, streamlining, improving and implementing protocols (new or existing) using cutting-edge nucleic acid and library preparation, next generation sequencing (NGS) and third generation sequencing technologies (Oxford Nanopore and Pacific Bioscience).
-Testing new protocols, preparing biological samples, constructing genomic libraries and operating NGS technologies.
-Good knowledge in molecular biology and strong hands-on skills are critical in protocol development andimplementation.
-Experiencein automation and protocol/process scale-up highly desired, as is direct experience with operating Oxford Nanopore sequencers (MinION).
-Strong interpersonal and written and oral communications skills are required.
The Technologist I, II, or III are distinguishable primarily by level of education, relevant & years of experience, independent judgment, complexity of assignments, supervision required, proficiency in problem solving, and diversity of training. In addition, a Technologist III will be responsible for mentoring and training other members of the lab.
Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
-Isolate DNA and RNA, QC samples, construct and QC NGS libraries start and QC sequence runs.
-Troubleshoot to solve problems as they arise.
-Implement process improvement to improve efficiency and minimize errors.
-Test, develop, and implement new technologies and protocols, including automation where necessary.
-Document new protocols and write SOPs.
-Develop cost structure for new service deliverables.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!
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