Will serve as an Associate Director responsible for overseeing and managing the GT department for its overall operational, infrastructural and technology developmental activities. Will understand the scientific programs of faculty members in JAX, provide specific recommendation of the genomic technologies and technical advice. Will lead the design, organization, and implementation of a multitude of sequencing-based molecular biology experiments in areas related to JAX research in biomedical, clinical and biotechnology. Will organize trouble-shooting effort to correct and improve service issues or methods. Will evaluate new genomic technologies from early access programs to their value-added proposition to JAX research programs. Will provide strategies to maintain highly efficient and high-quality genomic services. Will provide regular update to the head of scientific service on the operational metrices. Duties include leading and coordinating sequencing-based research, technical developments, and operation planning activities as well as supervising and performance managing a team of Research Scientists. Will ensure that library preparation and sequencing production is maximized to the upmost productivity as well lead new technology development, process optimization and pipeline and protocol development for Sequencing-based research.
Managerial-Provide scientific service management update of the operational, space planning and instrumentation utilization. The updates includes the future forecast and past- performance. Working with the financial analyst to provide budget planning and billing. Oversee the labor planning and employee training and management.
Oversee and manage the daily activities of the Sequencing Technology Group, including supervising and performance managing a team of Research Scientists. Ensure library production is maximized to its upmost productivity including: throughput increase by automation-based sample preparation, workflow optimization, and the development of new technology pipelines and protocols. Engage in library/sequencing QC analysis and, when necessary, provide input and suggestions for additional features and improvements on the library QC parameters.
Lead new technology development efforts for sequencing analysis needed for scientific support internal and external to JAX. Further the development of new sequencing technologies for upcoming new sequencing platforms like PacBio and ONT with advance library protocols to create unique applications. Improve the current performance of various omics analyses on their efficiency, robustness, bias and cost. Troubleshoot library issues and failures.
Initiate scientific projects by applying new technologies and analysis capabilities to showcase their robustness and discovery power. Generate library production reports and metrics; Assemble, analyze and report data in a scientific publication format, as well as propose future experiments as new results and technologies become available.
*Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
*5 years of experience
*2 years of Supervisor Experience
*Extensive experience in sequencing operational management and cross-group interactions with Research IT, technology development industry partners and biological researchers.
*Extensive experience in different aspects of genomics, including an excellent understanding of sequence data and its applications.
*Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sequencing based molecular approaches and sequencing based interrogation.
*Extensive experience in protocol development and optimization procedures with effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
*Leadership experience sufficient to effectively hire, train, coach, and performance manage employees.
*Demonstrated ability to conduct and perform collaborative research and experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts and reports
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; and the ability to work independently as well as in a highly cooperative team environment.