[DNA Sequencing Core Facility]
Senior Research Associate

Closing date: September 30, 2021, 6pm

Job Description
The Senior Research Associate is mainly responsible for conducting Next–Generation Sequencing of COVID-19 samples for PGC’s national COVID-19 biosurveillance. S/He should be prepared to also conduct experiment and analysis related to DSCF’s standard services such as capillary sequencing and assist in experiments of client and in-house research projects.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct experiments related but not limited to sequencing of COVID-19 samples
  • Collect and summarize data and write detailed technical reports
  • Create and maintain computerized spreadsheets and documentation as well as develop and maintain a manifest system in the laboratory
  • Operate complex laboratory equipment and robotics platforms
  • Work closely with other scientists and researchers to develop new scientific methods and procedures and devise ways to automate and efficiently conduct the processes and workflows of the laboratory from sample reception to result reporting
  • Train and mentor other team members
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry
Training: Biosafety Education and Awareness Training against COVID-19 is a plus
Experience: At least 1 year of experience with molecular biology work is preferrable
Competency: Independence and Diligence, Organizational Commitment, Integrity, Quality, Service Focus, Teamwork, Stewardship of Resources, Attention to Communication, Self- Development and Learning, Computer Literacy

Other Qualifications:
• Willing to work in a facility that processes Category B pathogens (i.e. SARS-CoV-2)
• Ability to work confidently and successfully under minimal supervision
• Knowledge of various software applications, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and other computer programs and software;
• In depth knowledge of QHSE Systems, preventative measures and laboratory best practices
• Exceptional writing, organization, analysis, and research abilities, effective communication skills

SUBMIT YOUR LETTER OF APPLICATION AND CV TO [email protected] and CC [email protected] 
with Subject: DSCF SRA Application