Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton Salary: £34,980 to £38,205 per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2508223HN
Applications are invited for a Specialist Technician to work as the Environmental Genomics Sequencing Facility Manager at the School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton.
Located at the Waterfront Campus, the Environmental Genomics Sequencing Facility is a research council recognised research facility that serves not only our School, but also across faculties within the University as well as external customers. It provides next-generation sequencing services using both the Illumina and Nanopore technologies, in addition to bioinformatics analyses, with emphasis on the bespoke nature of our services willing to tackle sometimes challenging samples especially from environmental settings.
As a facility manager, you are expected to take charge of laboratory operations of the facility, provide bioinformatic analyses for customers when required, and expert advice on sequencing and bioinformatics, as well as to participate in specific research projects as appropriate. You will be developing solutions, techniques and procedures for both laboratory sequencing of diverse sample types and subsequent bioinformatic analyses. You will be involved in some undergraduate/ postgraduate teaching on bioinformatics, and will be responsible for the supervision and training of research scientists and students using the laboratories of our facility.
This is a permanent post, thus providing a stable employment opportunity to foster your experience in next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics, within a leading scientific institution and working alongside top-level researchers and educators from around the world. There are clear opportunities for developing your expertise and interests within this role.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a Master or higher degree in Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics/Microbial Sciences/other relevant fields, or equivalent professional qualification and experience in the use of high-throughput next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic analyses – including both laboratory-based and computational bioinformatic analyses – particularly for environmental studies. You must have good organisation skills to manage your own time and multiple tasks to meet various deadlines and quality standards. You are agile and adaptable to changes and moving goal posts when and where needed, and are able to apply specialist knowledge to analyse complex problems and recommend solutions. You are an effective communicator, able to convey new and complex information to diverse target audience while still engaging their interests. You are able to proactively work with colleagues in various work areas to achieve outcomes, and have experience in successfully managing and developing junior research staff or students.
As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion.
With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.
The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC). We are committed to supporting our technical staff and offer a wide range of opportunities including networking, mentoring, training, professional registration and career development. We really value all our technical staff and recognise the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community, offering support and guidance.
If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please email Phyllis Lam ([email protected]).
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