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Sequencing Core TechnicianPosted by: La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
Posted date: Jun-09-2016
Location: La Jolla, CA
The La Jolla Institute Center for Functional Genomics is seeking a highly motivated, independent, and detail-oriented individual to serve as a research technician in a cutting-edge Sequencing Core. The candidate will acquire skills in the operation of Illumina sequencers, manual and robotic NGS library preparations, and other relevant genomic techniques. He or she would support the facility in daily operations, including but not limited to training researchers to use the instruments, evaluating sample quality and preparing samples for sequencing, executing and developing innovative protocols, running sophisticated equipment, and performing some minor administrative tasks. We are a high-throughput facility, often handling large numbers of samples at a given time, therefore, organization, record keeping, and attention to details is a must.
Responsibilities will include:
· Nucleic acids extraction
· Generate high-quality NGS libraries primarily for RNA-seq.
· Assess the quality and quantity of respective libraries using appropriate equipment (Qubit, Bioanalyzer, Tapestation, and qPCR)
· Logging of all sample QC data
· Operating Next Generation Sequencers (Illumina Hiseq and Miseq)
· Perform routine laboratory duties and maintenance of instruments
· Participate in the development of new technologies and protocols
· Conduct training for researchers
· Inventory of reagents and consumables
Education and Experience:
A BS or BA in Molecular Biology (or related discipline) with 2-3 years experience or an MS. Candidate should have considerable experience with molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, NGS library preparation, cloning, or protocols similar in nature. Next Generation Sequencing experience is desirable and familiarity with robotic liquid handlers would be a plus. Must be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint. The candidate should appreciate a high level of standards, delivering quality work, and learning state-of-the-art technology.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit their CV to be considered. Please apply at our website to be considered: http://www.lji.org/careers/open-position/sequencing-core-technician/
Application deadline: August 9, 2016. Review of applications: August 9, 2016.
LJI is an independent non-profit research institute located on the UCSD campus. LJI is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.