Research Core Scientist II - Sequencing Specialist

Harvard University

Cambridge , MA

ID: 7070965
Posted: October 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary

The Bauer Core Facility (Harvard University Science Division) seeks a Sequencing Specialist to support sequencing technologies with a focus on single-cell sequencing.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Executes a range of complex scientific research activities in a core facility with a focus on expanding core support for single-cell sequencing.
Assists with experimental design, sample preparation, data collection and/or analyses of sequencing projects.
Trains researchers on core instrumentation and protocols.
Develops and optimizes protocols using instrumentation and automation available in the core lab.
Interacts daily with users of the core facility. These users are technicians, undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs and faculty members from departments across the FAS, other Harvard schools (HMS, SEAS, HSPH, HSDM), as well as researchers from outside Harvard – mainly those from other area academic institutions, biotech, and pharma.
Works closely as part of the core staff team to ensure projects move smoothly through multiple steps and that all information is handed off properly to the next staff member involved in a project.
Interact with Research Computing and Informatics team members to help coordinate project submissions, resource reservations, software access, data analysis, and data storage.

Basic Qualifications

A BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field.
A minimum of 2 years of related laboratory experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Experience with Illumina library preparation, single-cell sequencing, and laboratory automation.
Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills.
Commitment to excellent customer service including patience with new researchers and the ability to communicate complex, technical material verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and have a willingness to learn and implement new techniques.

Working Conditions

Laboratory environment

Additional Information

This is a two-year term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.
We regret that Harvard does not provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for this position.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community


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