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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 03-22-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Genomics Institute supports the scientific efforts of principal investigators, which involves approximately 110 personnel (which includes approximately 60 career staff, 10 academic non-faculty members, 30 graduate student researchers, and a handful post doctoral scholars and student employees), participating in projects supported by funds from the federal and state governments, private gifts, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Additionally, the GI provides funding support for approximate 80 additional personnel for GI related projects.
At this stage of the pandemic, new variants of SARS-CoV-2 are appearing in multiple places around the world. The goal of UC Santa Cruz is to help to detect new variants on the central coast of California by sequencing to genome of the virus. This position is a critical component of that effort, and will have a significant scientific and social impact on our efforts to limit the spread of the virus.
A laboratory technician is sought to participate as part of a team providing DNA and RNA sequencing services to University of California campuses and other Academic collaborators, but especially the Genomics Institute at University of California, Santa Cruz. The position involves isolating of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) from biological samples, sequencing these samples using Illumina techniques, and managing data analyses particular to sequencing platforms.
The incumbent will be supervised by Assistant Research Scientist Miten Jain. That individual will extract and process DNA or RNA from biological samples and prepare, quantify, pool, and sequence these libraries using the Illumina sequencing platform. This will especially involve newly developed protocols for ultralong sequencing. The incumbent will be able to operate devices and associated computers for the successful collection of sequencing data from these samples. They will also manage data transfer to long term digital storage of sequencing data as well as contribute to bioinformatic analyses.
In addition, this position will perform general lab management duties such as ordering supplies, maintaining a safe and functional laboratory environment, working in compliance with EH&S safety protocols, keeping laboratory safety training records, etc.
Perform general lab management duties such as ordering supplies, maintaining a safe and functional laboratory environment, working in compliance with EH&S safety protocols, keeping laboratory safety training records, etc.
10% - Core Function: Process and Analyze Data
Manage data transfer to long term digital storage of sequencing data.
Contribute to bioinformatic analyses.
Prepares reports and / or analyses for internal department constituents.
Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, bioinformatics, or related field and/or equivalent experience.
Experience performing basic molecular biology tasks (e.g. extraction and purification of DNA and RNA, PCR, sterile technique, etc.)
Demonstrated attention to detail and responsible and safe work practices.
Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with faculty, staff and students as part of a team.
Ability to work independently, with general guidance from the project supervisors.
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