Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD Staff Only
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/15/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/17/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Stem Cell Genomics Core (SCGC) Facility is a shared service, multi-investigator laboratory. It is used by an increasing number of researchers who pay recharge costs to the facility. The Stem Cell Genomics Core hosts activities centered on improved sample preparation and secondary validation of sequencing results and is a cornerstone of UCSD Stem Cell Genomics. It fosters and promotes stem cell & genomics research at UCSD and partner institutes of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. The facility sustains ongoing research projects and allows the proposal of new projects necessitating such facilities. The facility provides services at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.
The Stem Cell Genomics Manager will apply theoretical knowledge of Genomics, biology, cancer biomedicine and practical knowledge of robotics, engineering, mechanics, and bioinformatics technology to design genomics sample preparation systems and systems for secondary validation of genomic sequences from human and rodent cells. Incumbent will work with the Principal Investigators to design, develop, and engineer specialized genomics platforms and sample management aimed at the advancement of state of the art core resources for genomic sequence processing, data management, secondary validation, and improved throughput for stem cell and other research.
The incumbent will supervise, coordinate, plan, and organize resource instrumentation, design and trouble shoot sample management, improve throughput, and determine the best ways to validate sequences with other technology and manage and analyze resulting data. The Stem Cell Genomics Manager will perform routine daily tasks in genomics and sequencing using highly advanced technology from 10x, Nanostring, Zeiss, Fluidigm, Illumina, and Invitrogen, and other machines generating genomics data. The incumbent will design appropriate technical configurations to meet Investigators' research goals, perform data analysis, and advise on figure preparation for presentation and publication. The Manager will act as engineering liaison with academic labs and private companies to design technical and analytic approaches to human Genomics experiments that are on the cutting edge of scientific development and have little precedent. The incumbent will coordinate with various companies to test new equipment, analyzing, interpreting, and making determinations about integration of new technology into ongoing research. The Stem Cell Genomics will educate and train users in advanced techniques and technologies, working with faculty and company representatives in order to increase the number of users and have enough users to reach financial stability.
The Stem Cell Genomics Manager will write parts of scientific grant proposals to obtain resources, give technical presentations, and represent the interests of UCSD Stem Cell Genomics and the Genomics core at meetings and conferences. The incumbent will coordinate the move of equipment, distribution of appropriate equipment, and engineering equipment to work with other resources at the Cancer Center, at the Sanford Consortium, at the UCSD BioGem Core, and in other genomics centers on the Torrey Pines Mesa. This will involve testing and certification of equipment and integration of new equipment.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Three or more years of relevant experience.
Theoretic knowledge of genomics, biology, molecular biology, cancer bio medicine and bioinformatics, with demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical analysis.
Ability to work with UCSD, governmental and private company systems to ensure compliance with widely differing and complex compliance requirements for hESC and iPSC research.
Demonstrated organizational and decision-making abilities to prioritize competing work assignments in order to meet deadlines and adherence to quality standards.
Strong analytical and judgment skills to independently conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations.
Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner; identify challenges and barriers and recommend resolutions.
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