Genomics Assistant (x2) in Next Generation Sequencing Facility

University of Cambridge
June 09, 2024
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Genomics Assistant (x2) in Next Generation Sequencing Facility

We are seeking two self-motivated, reliable and well-trained Genomics Assistants to join the Stem Cell Institute's Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility. This facility supports the general NGS needs of our researchers and is currently expanding into delivering spatial genomics services.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced molecular biologist with proven skills in RNA/DNA manipulation and a working knowledge of NGS and single cell sequencing technologies.

You will be responsible for performing a variety of bulk and single cell NGS protocols. Routine tasks will include coordinating the receipt and processing of incoming bulk and single cell samples, independently assessing QC results, confidently choosing and performing a wide range of NGS protocols, running the Chromium X and the Visium Cytassist, general lab maintenance, liaising with customers about their results, submitting samples for sequencing and detailed record keeping.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a subject area such as molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry, and extensive knowledge and practical experience of a wide range of conventional and single cell NGS technologies. You will have superior laboratory skills in molecular biology, preferably with some experience in troubleshooting and optimising experimental protocols.

You will be comfortable working in a service role and maintaining a core facility lab, and have a good understanding of the latest spatial transcriptomics developments. Experience in supporting a variety of research projects in a support role or core environment is important, together with the ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after initial training.

You will have demonstrable organizational, documentation and time management skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of staff. The ability to work well both independently and with others as part of a team is essential.

Prior experience of cell culture or histology would be advantageous, but experience in stem cell biology is not necessary.

This is a full time role for 36.5 hours per week.

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    Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute






    Assistant staff


    13 May 2024

    Closing date

    9 June 2024

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