MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Investigator - Genetics (NGS) in Houston, Texas
The Genetics Department (https://www.mdanderson.org/research/departments-labs-institutes/departments-divisions/genetics.html) is a basic science department located in the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building at the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The focus is on advancing knowledge of the molecular genetic mechanisms that regulate normal and abnormal cellular processes.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The primary purpose of the Research Investigator applies knowledge, technical expertise and experience to plan, coordinate, design, and carry out research projects in the department of Genetics and the Advanced Technology Genomics Core (https://www.mdanderson.org/research/research-resources/core-facilities/advanced-technology-genomics-core.html) facility. This position impacts cancer research projects by developing/maintaining programs and applications tailored to meet research objectives and makes them available to the wider cancer research community.
The ideal candidate will have working experience operating Illumina Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments and performing pipeline analysis in a service core. Experience with data demultiplexing and code writing.
Equipment Operation and Maintenance
Operate NGS bench-top and high-throughput sequencers.
Perform instrument maintenance as scheduled and troubleshoot as required.
Perform pipeline analysis and distribute data.
Oversee proper data transfer, storage, and retrieval.
Expertise and Specialization
Apply molecular biology skills to perform Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) library preparation in the facility's NGS service.
Maintain detailed and well-organized records of protocols performed and results obtained.
Customer Service (Service Cores)
Follow Core guidelines regarding order processing.
Interact with client user groups and participate in project consultations.
Alert supervisor to problems/concerns. Excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills are essential.
Cross train in other ATGC services and serve as a service back up a needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.
Preferred: Master's degree one of the natural sciences or related field with coursework in genetics or genomics.
Required: Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.
Preferred: Three years of experience operating Illumina Next Generation Sequencing instruments and performing pipeline analysis in a service core. Experience with data demultiplexing and code writing.
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Requisition ID: 155886
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
Work Week: Days
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 70,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 84,000
FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
Fund Type: Soft
Work Location: Onsite
Pivotal Position: Yes
Referral Bonus Available?: No
Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
Science Jobs: Yes