The search for a Specialist to run the Department’s Genomics Core is now underway. Please find below a blurb about the position and instructions as to how to apply. Please feel free to apply yourself, to share this info with prospective applicants and colleagues, on social media or with professional societies as you see appropriate. Questions about the position can be directed to either member of the search committee, yours truly and Martin Wu.
The Biology Department at the University of Virginia is seeking a Genomics Specialist for its Sequencing Facility. This is a full-time staff position with generous benefits. Charlottesville Virginia is consistently ranked among the most attractive places to live in the US, offering a vibrant culture of food, music, history, as well as natural beauty and related outdoor activities.
The successful candidate will be responsible for all scientific operations and management of our sequencing facility. The central focus of our facility is student/faculty training with an aim to broaden access of research labs to the latest sequencing technologies. A more detailed position description can be seen in the application portal, but duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Training facility users in genomic technologies.
- Preparing and evaluating DNA/cDNA sequencing libraries for internal and external sequencing runs.
- Performing next-gen and Sanger sequencing; conducting quality and control for larger experiments run at external facilities.
- Oversight of the facility's various operating needs including purchase/maintenance of supplies/equipment, budget oversight, and the marketing of facility services to prospective clients.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree with either an advanced degree or strong laboratory experience with molecular biology/genetics. If you are interested, please see the full position description at the application portal below.
For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at [email protected], or the search committee chair, Douglas Taylor, Commonwealth Professor, at [email protected].
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for “BIOL – Genomics Research Lab Specialist Intermediate”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “BIOL – Genomics Research Lab Specialist Intermediate”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
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