Genomics Laboratory Coordinator

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

ID: 7125818
Posted: February 20, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Overview
The Genomics Laboratory Coordinator (GLC) operates and helps maintain sophisticated research equipment that produces cutting edge genome-scale data. The GLC advises the Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (IIDS) Genomics and Bioinformatics Resources Core (GBRC) Genomics Lab Services Manager (GLSM), GBRC Bioinformatics Scientist(s), and principal 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 GLSM and Bioinformatics Scientist(s) in providing quotes, performing billings, tracking billable services, and maintaining an inventory of key supplies and consumables. This position trains undergraduate and graduate students, laboratory technicians, and Post-Doctoral fellows on the correct and effective use of GBRC User Core equipment. The GLC provides excellent customer service through consultation with investigators on aspects of experimental design, sample quality control, method selection, troubleshooting, and data acquisition; establishes contacts with technology vendors and field application specialists; and maintains ongoing relationships where appropriate.
Unit URL
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences (IIDS) is a research institute within the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) at the University of Idaho. The mission of IIDS is to empower researchers to fully harness the potential of the data revolution by provisioning and administering critical University research infrastructure related to genomics, bioinformatics, research computing, and data science. IIDS houses three service units including Research Computing and Data Services (RCDS), the Genomics and Bioinformatics Resources Core (GBRC), and the Initiative for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) and is a vibrant home for interdisciplinary research for student, postdoc, and faculty participants. IIDS participants can access expertise and infrastructure, support for proposal development and grants management, and training and professional development activities.
Position Qualifications
Required Experience
2 years of post-bachelor’s research work to include technical/administrative experience in research operations
Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in life sciences
Required Other
Additional Preferred
Master’s degree in life sciences.
3 or more years experience working in microbiology/molecular biology research and analysis or analytical laboratories.
4 or more years working in a wet-laboratory environment.
Experience managing multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Experience applying molecular biology and/or analytical/diagnostic techniques and troubleshooting samples and protocols that are both laboratory experiment and equipment related.
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.
Experience working independently and in a team-oriented setting.
Possess excellent laboratory bench skills.
Coursework or experience with Linux and basic programming/scripting (e.g. Bash, R, Python, etc).
Analytical background as evidenced by coursework in advanced math or statistics courses.
Knowledge of federal, state, and university laws, regulations, and policies as related to core facilities and federal research grants.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application