The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (BCM-HGSC) is looking for a highly motivated individual to perform complex and advanced research work requiring high-level skills and expertise. This position is expected to independently initiate and advance new ideas and may be required to supervise others in planning and completing these research and development projects.
Experimentation will focus on NexGen Platform advancement including novel library and capture techniques, as well as development of molecular assays for application in biological questions particularly in the areas of cancer and mendelian genomics as well as clinical applications. Efforts will be applicable to all major NexGen platforms including Illumina (HiSeq and MiSeq), SOLiD, Ion Torrent and PacBio instrumentation.
- Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
- Evaluates and analyzes data.
- Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
- Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in appropriate format.
- Effectively documents results of experiments for reporting to upper level management.
- Participates in grant and publication preparation.
- May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
Applicants should have significant experience in general molecular biology techniques including PCR applications, RtPCR, library construction, DNA Sequencing and DNA Sequencing instrumentation. Experience in microarray technology, bead separation technologies and automation is preferred. Data analysis and bioinformatics skills are also preferred. Trouble shooting and problem solving skills will also be required as well as the ability to analyze, organize communicate and present data effectively. Candidates should be able to work well in a team environment. This position requires good verbal and written communication skills.
Ph.D. in molecular biology.
Two years of related experience in NexGen sequencing