Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
University of Idaho
Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $43,201 or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Genomics Laboratory Coordinator (GLC) operates and helps maintain sophisticated research equipment that produces cutting edge genome-scale data. The GLC advises the IBEST Genomics Resources Core (GRC) Genomics Lab Services Manager, GRC Bioinformatics Scientist(s), and principle investigators in the development and execution of research initiatives that exploit next generation technologies in studies of genetics, genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, targeted sequencing, genotyping and related efforts. The GLC also assists the Genomics Lab Services Manager/Supervisor and Bioinformatics Scientist(s) in providing quotes, performing billings, tracking expenses, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and consumables. This position trains undergraduate and graduate students, laboratory technicians and Post Doctoral fellows on the correct and effective use of GRC genomic laboratory User Core equipment. The GLC provides excellent customer service, through consultation with investigators on aspects of experimental design, sample quality control and data acquisition and established contacts with technology vendors and field application specialists and maintains ongoing relationships where appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in life sciences or closely related technical field of scientific research; 2 or more years of experience working in microbiology/molecular biology research and analysis laboratories; Experience managing multiple complex projects with competing deadlines; Experience applying specialized molecular biology techniques and troubleshooting samples and protocols that are both laboratory experiment and equipment related; Possess strong critical thinking skills; Experience editing and writing business correspondence and technical documents using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials; Experience using computer software applications for word processing, email communication and data organization.
Preferred Qualifications: A Masters degree in life sciences or closely related technical field of scientific research; 3 or more years experience working in microbiology/molecular biology research and analysis laboratories; Experience with methods, procedures and operating principles of high-throughput DNA sequencing and other high-throughput technologies; Experience in developing standard operating procedures; Knowledge or experience with laboratory safety, biosafety and decontamination; Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented setting as part of the Genomics Resources Core facility; Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects; Possess excellent laboratory bench skills; Coursework or experience with Linux and basic programming/scripting (e.g. Bash, Python, etc); Strong analytical background as evidenced by coursework in advanced math or statistics courses; Knowledge of federal, state and university laws, regulations and policies; Ability to work weekends, after regular business hours and holidays.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: May be required to work in adverse environmental conditions and lift and/or otherwise move objects weighing 50 lbs.
Posting Number: SP002640P
Posting Date: 11/11/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: First review of applicants will be December 9, 2020.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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