RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B
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RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B
Perelman School of Medicine
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8am to 5 pm
Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic individual that is excited about doing a combination of bench work and bioinformatics (computational biology), focusing on massively parallel sequencing. This individual should be interested in a serious career in competitive science. The technologist will be closely working with the Principal Investigator and other lab members on publication-generating projects. The work will involve work with cutting- edge molecular techniques, particularly massively parallel sequencing. They also should be interested in bioinformatics analysis, with either some experience in the field or a willingness and interest in learning about it. with the goal of doing independent analysis. It is expected that the research specialist will develop a high level of independence during the course of study. The research specialist will work in an environment that is team-oriented, where creativity, enthusiasm and dedicated effort is highly rewarded. This position may also involve work on weekends and University Holidays. Good verbal and written communication skills and understanding of scientific literature are required. Excellent organizational and record keeping skills are necessary. The Research Specialist will be involved in the genetic and genomic characterizations of patient derived samples, particularly in the generation of massively parallel sequencing data, but also in other sophisticated methodologies. S/he will be responsible for the generation of data analysis ( including some bioinformatics). S/he will work cooperatively with laboratory members and collaborate with other groups (both laboratory and clinical) on campus. S/he will be responsible for general laboratory duties/responsibilities as needed. The Research Specialist B will be expected to perform more independently. Duties include high throughput genomics analysis (will produce and analyze) with massively parallel sequencing.
Research Specialist A Bachelors Degree and 0-1 years of experience in science or equivalent combination of education and experience. An understanding of both inherited and somatic genetics and/or genomic is required. Experience with general laboratory techniques is required. Good verbal and written and communication skills and an understanding of scientific literature are required. Excellent organizational record keeping skills are required. Research Specialist B: Same as above with a minimum of 1-3 years experience in science or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a broad knowledge of genetics and genomics. Experience with PCR sequencing and high throughput genomics analysis. Position Contingent Upon Funding
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