University of North Texas — Genomics Facility Lab Manager

The BioDiscovery Institute (BDI) at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Manager for its Genomics Center. This BDI core facility provides a variety of genomic services, such as DNA and RNA quantification, chemical and mechanical fragmentation, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) library preparation and normalization, whole genome de novo and re-sequencing, whole transcriptome sequencing (RNASeq), metagenome and whole exome sequencing.

Specific Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Work independently and efficiently to execute all day-to-day operations of the Facility.
  • Assist and advise UNT researchers and external users that require the services of the BDI Genomics Center, as well as train and advise research staff, students, and faculty members in using the facility’s support equipment as required.
  • Remain up-to-date on sample quality analysis methods and tools. Have the knowledge and capacity to complete nucleic acid sequencing protocols, be proficient with current sequencing sample preparation methods and high throughput sequencing technology, such as Illumina NextSeq and MiSeq platforms.
  • Maintain up-to-date and organized sequencing data storage and collaboration pipelines. Ensure the timely delivery and analysis of sequence data quality to researchers.
  • Interface with BDI administrative support staff for all necessary ordering of lab supplies, billing, accounting, invoicing, and user fee collection. Handle inventory record keeping and equipment maintenance schedules.
  • Provide collaboration and support documentation for funding opportunities, and assist investigators with experimental design. Where feasible, the Manager could contribute to the development of research projects and proposals to leverage external funding.
  • Maintain an up-to-date BDI Genomics Center website to publicize available equipment, services, and prices.
  • Report directly to the BDI Director and Associate Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the life sciences with experience in molecular biology techniques and high-throughput nucleic acid sequencing.
  • Knowledge of laboratory tools, equipment, and protocols relevant to molecular biology and high throughput nucleic acid sequencing and analysis.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, ability to train others with laboratory techniques, and an understanding of the management of a BSL-2 laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral experience in molecular biology techniques and high-throughput nucleic acid sequencing.
  • Experience with downstream bioinformatics analyses of NGS data.
  • Evidence of previous contribution to peer-reviewed publication including NGS results and analyses.

EEO Statement
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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