Laboratory Manager

Vacancy number: 
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Salary range: 
$45,271 - $65,000
Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX

The Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine  (BCM-HGSC) is seeking to recruit a Laboratory Manager. The BCM-HGSC was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The fundamental interests of the BCM-HGSC are in advancing biology and genetics by improved genome technologies. As one of the three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, the BCM-HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting edge of genomic science in a state of the art institution.

Job Purpose

Manages and coordinates the activities of a Baylor College of Medicine laboratory to assist faculty in teaching and/or research programs.

Job Duties
  • Oversee the wet lab daily production operations and ensure quality of the service at the HGSC Clinical Laboratory. Closely monitor the NGS pipeline QC including sample intake, library preparation, target enrichment, and SNP array genotyping. 
  • Supervises laboratory personnel in a variety of laboratory duties. 
  • Conduct employee competency assessment, procedure training and recording in personnel files.
  • Design and direct the validations of clinical testing and instrument.
  • Organize and conduct the initial writing of SOP and following revision. 
  • Troubleshoot for the instrument, assay and reagent in terms of problems. 
  • Interact with quality compliance officers to ensure the lab meets CAP/CLIA standard and state, local government requirements. Prepare documentation for routine inspections.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Five years of relevant experience, with prior supervisory experience.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.